twothreefourfivesix,one
January - February 2013
 
Birmingham, AL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
twothreefourfivesix,one is an installation of drawings comprised of two new bodies of work, created to be seen in tandem. The graphite and silverpoint drawings, obsessively drawn on translucent vellum paper reflect an ongoing investigation into the balance between the handmade object and the experience of architectural space, landscape and the body. The act of drawing changes the nature of the paper: the force of the drawing instrument warps the surface, exposing the paper as a very thin three-dimensional object, a shadow pushing away from the wall of the room and reaching for the viewer. Installed in “relationships” the works are full scale echoes of the body and the correspondence between them—abstract, textless letters that communicate emotion through the density of graphite on the page.
 
 
A series of large scale ink-wash drawings on paper, created simultaneously with the vellum works, are woven into the installation as the views and auras of the bodies in question. Created with hundreds of thin washes of color, the luminous works on heavyweight paper insist upon a weighty metallic materiality while denying the viewer’s ability to assess the object in space.
 
Taken together, these meditative acts of construction collapse that which we build with that which we may lose.
 
Sensed You
2012
Graphite on Vellum
42 IN x 30 IN
 
steam off your back.jpg
2012
Graphite and Ink on Inkjet Paper
18 IN x 12 IN
 
from as far away as possible
2012
Ink on Paper
85 IN x 52 IN
 
Ready?
2012
Graphite on Paper
75 IN x 42 IN
 
Ready.
2012
Graphite on Paper
77 IN x 42 IN
 
Distance is Temporary (all the days)
2012
Graphite on Claycoat Paper
14 IN x 11IN
 
an overriding
2012
Ink on Paper
52 In x 120IN
 
Distance is Temporary (and nights)
2012
Graphite on Claycoat Paper
14 IN x 11IN
 
Spirits Switching Partners (looked up with them)
2012
Ink on Paper
85 IN x 52 IN
 
Spirits Switching Partners (hands rise up to their mouths)
2012
Ink on Paper
162 IN x 52 IN