Sketchbook Works vol. 2: 2012 - 2016
The drawings which compose Sketchbook Works Vol. 1 & 2 were developed through pain staking processes of organized mark making within the rigid confines of the grid. The production of these works allowed me to employ traditional methods of drawing, as well as unconventional modes such as tediously mixing a vast array of custom marker colors for perfect gradients, laser engraving miniature patterns onto pages, and using destructive processes like dissolving imagery with chemical solvents. These drawing processes allowed me to craft a diverse array of visual experiences derived not only from organized drawing systems, but also from mistakes and destructive actions, whose results were sources of evolution seen in this body of work.
Sketchbook works Vol. 2 is a direct reaction to the exhaustive four year project Sketchbook works Vol. 1. The basis for this project was to start with the most basic visual stimuli, a gradient from black to white. Using that as a model from which to build, I began creating visual systems which engage gradients as a guiding principle to create ever more complex images and patterns.
Included in the end of the image list are Back Pages: systems, graphs, and processes, which were used as sources for the finished drawings which make up this body of work