SERIALS

2009-2010

Each set of serials is comprised of an even-numbered group of 6 x 6-inch sheets of paper.  With all of the pages of a given serial arranged in front of me, a mark or gesture is applied to a single page in the group. The "same" gesture is repeated on each page. In repeating the gesture, there is inevitable variation.

 

A second gesture - a response to, but distinct from, the first - is laid onto the first sheet and again mutates as it is reiterated from page to page. Distinctions between successive gestures are based in part on a shift from one medium - ink, graphite, oil crayon, watercolor, walnut ink, or a collaged element - to another. Remaining true to spontaneity, I may apply the "same" gesture in different positions on each succeeding page. The sensibility and direction of a piece will change, often drastically, with the addition of each gesture.

 

The project is made up of 234 discrete series using vastly different approaches and subjects.

16d
16d
4u
4u
6h
6h
6f
6f
10i
10i
6j
6j
10m
10m
6y
6y
6r
6r
4n
4n
16e
16e
12o
12o
20e
20e
14b
14b
12g
12g
4o
4o
12l
12l
10c
10c
18c
18c
18a
18a
20d
20d
18d
18d
8r
8r
8k
8k
8m
8m
4q
4q
10p
10p
10o
10o
6n
6n
8q
8q
12k
12k
6o-
6o-
10l
10l
16f
16f
6q
6q
8h
8h
8d
8d
10g
10g
12h
12h
16c
16c
12a
12a
14a
14a
4l
4l
6d
6d
6a-
6a-
8f
8f
12c
12c
12e
12e
4f
4f
16a
16a