1078 Gallery, Chico CA
Materials and Dimensions
4'H x 19' W x 25'D
Ink on rice paper, thread, pins
30" x 40"
Several blot-drawings were made in an effort to produce a non-narrative, slowly accrued image. The drawing was to act as a map or blueprint. It was gridded off in order to transfer the information to a 19’ x 25’ plane of wood tiled together in 5’ x 5’ sections. Each drop from “original” was redrawn onto the scaled wood as accurately as possible. The transferred shapes were cut by hand using an electric router, then sanded smooth, and placed in their proper orientation to one another.
Every attempt at exactitude was made to replicate the moment of ink-to-paper contact and transfer it to the wood. The final product essentially becomes a record of slippage in the face of an impossible accuracy.