Ablation

2010-2011

19 of 50 drawings - 15.5"h x 12"w

 

This collection of abstract work was inspired by biology. While creating these drawings, the images evoked thoughts that influenced each successive drawing, some thoughts fleeting, some positive, some absurd, some contradictory, but all connected. The drawings were rendered in graphite on 1970s sketch paper then framed in early 1900s photographic album paper. I wanted a medium that is a facsimile of life, an impermanent fragility that I could touch and see and that reminded me of lifeʼs delicate nature and how the boundary between life and death is very thin.  How one minute we can exist and the next, maybe, we donʼt.