Things We Will or Have Already Lost

I am exploring tactually how we as humans play an active or passive role in what we personally or as a culture lose.

These are excerpts of a series of 30 drawings on this subject taken from my artist book, Things We Will or Have Already Lost. Within the drawings, color is used as a metaphor for the spectrum of beauty that we lose. Each overlying digital drawing is initially created by hand with ink pen on paper in response to the typed topic and is comprised of thousands of lines that serve literally as a mesh barrier between the color, the targeted subject of loss and our visual perception. Conceptually, the mesh plays a much larger role; inviting us to explore and rediscover the subject of loss as we consider the implications of being physically or emotionally detached from what we lose even before it is lost. The 30 subjects themselves span the chasm between trivial and those dealing with mortality, hitting upon satirical, historical, anthropological and familial points along the way.

The drawing language is based around the idea or construct that drawing has only four directions, vertical, horizontal and two 45 degree opposing diagonals and never shall the same direction meet itself within a single drawing. Seemingly overly calculated, the reality of meticulously executing the work means that every line is a direct and improvised response to the adjacent line work.

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