DURATIONAL DRAWING OVERVIEW
I am obsessed with the physics and phenomenology of time, fascinated by time’s accretion within us, and our unequal, subjective experience of its passing. I am intrigued by how the tidal gravity of a given moment can warp and distort our experience of time— the present, presence, and duration. My expanded drawing practice centers around the accumulation of marks over time, a phrase capable of succinctly encapsulating the concepts of both drawing and memory formation. In my practice, durational drawing functions as an act of construction, a record of thought, an amalgamation of moments capable of expanding from their surfaces to form a collective memory. My process pairs obsessive repetition with duration as a means of inhabiting the present and triggering an authentic and instinctual method of working. By employing rituals and repetitions that verge on the meditative, each mark is made in reaction to the mark that precedes it and not in service of a pre-planned image. The marks deposited over the duration of these works exist as evidence of action, presence, labor and time, the act and artifact of the drawing are fused by memory, the work becomes a vessel encapsulating the space, time, thoughts and sensations of its construction.