Drawing is my key to understanding the world I live in. Nothing I see becomes real until it has been explored by the line of my pen; everything I encounter becomes encased in my handmade marks whether it is on paper, wood panels or directly on objects.
I recreate portions of the environments I inhabit by collecting the pieces of my daily encounters; wild and changing urban landscapes, the discarded ‘trash’ collected and the beautiful signs and notes documented. My drawing captures the evidence of other people in these these landscapes, by replicating the artifacts left behind and translating them into monuments and revered objects. Each artifact becomes a drawing, and the thousands of drawings I create compose over time into larger and larger works.
My obsessive process blends between 2D and 3D worlds. Traditional drawings on wood panel, board and paper are done with graphite or pen. Drawing sculptures are real objects that are primed white to create a new blank canvas for black drawn lines and patterns composed of acrylic paint or ink. The final works become interactive black and white spaces, with splashes of color, that immerse viewers into a drawn new world.