Rather than considering my drawings as pieces of art (and me being the “artist”), I think of them as speculative responses to the question of what happens when information/language is stripped of meaning. My work attempts to reframe images of language into new contexts.
At first, I found myself working with the graphic styles of architectural drawing, but I was using the symbols and lines purely as compositional elements. This got me interested in starting with existing structures with imbedded meaning. Recently, I have been working with the tools, products and processes of the workplace, particularly the architecture workplace.
I think the structure of charts, graphs, spreadsheets and forms are intriguing because anything contained within them is assumed important and significant. First, I create a structure for the drawing, or I work with an existing structure (such as the text of a receipt). Then, I create successive disruptions. This allows me to work to remove meaning from them, such as with the Business Cards and Receipts. Currently, with the Grid and Notes series, I create an entirely imagined structure, so what may appear as information has never actually portrayed or represented information.
In all these drawings, I’m studying how one act in a drawing compromises others. I also like to work in series, which means working with the same type of structure several times.