This was one of the books I was trying to get ready for the show at 110 CHURCH. Most of my work is a ritual. Rhythmic mark-making made in the silence of my studio. I can hear the rhythm of my drawings as I make them. The strike of a pencil, pen, charcoal or other medium makes a distinct sound and so drives the next mark.
With this book I decided to experience drawing without looking. I made each mark by dragging my hand a percieved distance and then pierced the paper with an awl. I did this point by point, row by row, column by column.
The result of the work is less about a visual impression and more about a tactile experience. I folded the single-sheet inside out so that the piercings create a raised edge. One is repelled briefly by the surprise and then drawn to pass fingers across the surface.
Dark brown Canson paper pierced rhytmically.