SOMEDAY Drawings 11x 8.5 inches

(currently at over 800 drawing)

Each drawing is vertical in format and on 11 x 8.5 inch paper. The medium and paper, are varied.

These drawings are goofy, emotional, abstract, realistic, minimal, maximal, textured, but together make connections to create an autobiographical landscape. This series formalized in 2006, out of years of using cheap accessible letter size copy paper to work through ideas for new work. Sometimes I would draw over rejection letters from jobs, art residencies or galleries, and this was again the same letter size format. The work is now completed on a variety of paper and in a variety of media, no longer entirely on the cheap, but always in the original spirit of the process-always open to change. I likened this process to meditation, taking single deep breaths to uncover new work or un-clutter my busy mind. These small drawings have allowed me to transition though work, purging ideas while being less precious. Most times work is shown in it’s entirety, responding to whatever space it occupies. At times, groupings of drawings leave the nest to form their own small curated group, such as with “Slump.” -a group of 28 gouache paintings of billboards.

above: Installation, Providence College, 2015