lines of flight, detail ^

my artist statement, revisited:
the delicate lines do not just represent getting from here to there;
lines of flight is a literal documentation of trips in ohio. like a street view map, these lines show the turns, stops and curves. traveling to the same locations over and over, i have begun to memorize where bumps are, anticipate the turns and estimate times of arrival. lines of flight are familiar routes, almost comforting in contrast to the anxiety i experience when traveling somewhere new or unknown. the lines were created while traveling; the simple movements of the car dragged and spun a marker across paper. clustered together, the lines blur the image of where i have been, what turns i made and how quickly i stopped.

there is a certain romance and beauty of designed walls; in history simple but beautiful wallpaper was a necessity. the clustered lines that commemorate where i have been were repeated into a wallpaper pattern. wallpaper, like my traveling, is both necessary and precious.


great song; bizarre video!


in process for local terrain...
i drive alot. a few weeks ago, i strung up markers to the inside roof of my car. the markers hung down onto a sheet of paper and created drawings at every twist and turn of my drive. basically a street view map, catching movements. in all, five drawings were created and then i converted them into a cluster design. the cluster design was then repeat and flipped to make an all-over, wallpaper design. i was thinking alot about how driving places, or living far away isn't necessary but all the driving i do has good and pleasurable results. just like wallpaper isn't a necessary thing and is just to make the room a little bit better. i guess, driving long distances is like wallpaper. and maybe in the end, they really are necessary.

the end result of this will be a 26x40 screen print, in gold on steel blue paper.
any comments or suggestions would be great.


i'm making art! or rather i'm in the process...
getting excited about the local terrain show at the end of may.

maps as art.