Drawing Machines (2015)

In this body of work, I have been exploring drawing machines. Removing the hand of the artist from the work, and instead, adjusting variables to change the outcome of the machine. Machines by nature should be able to repeat a task over and over with the same outcome, but what I am finding in my explorations is that by throwing in a human element (myself) to adjust the variables, each piece is obviously connected, but incredibly unique. In this I see may connections, (through material and visual outcomes) between humankind, nature, and how the two interact.

dm salt on paper
Salt (Drawing Machine 2.1); salt water on Stonehenge, 22×30″, 2015
Fields I
Fields I (Drawing Machine 2.3.1); salt on canvas, 24×24″, 2014
Fields II
Fields II (Drawing Machine 2.3.2); salt on canvas, 24×24″, 2014
Large salt
Into the Great Unknown (Drawing Machine 2.4); salt on canvas, 78×78″, 2014
large salt detail 1
Into the Great Unknown (Drawing Machine 2.4); detail, salt on canvas, 78×78″, 2014
large salt detail 4
Into the Great Unknown (Drawing Machine 2.4); detail, salt on canvas, 78×78″, 2014
large salt detail 3
Into the Great Unknown (Drawing Machine 2.4); detail, salt on canvas, 78×78″, 2014
turmeric
The New Dust Bowl; turmeric on canvas, 78×78″, 2015
indigo
Walking in Circles; indigo on canvas, 78×78″, 2015
henna
Swinging; henna powder on canvas, 78×78″, 2015
beet root
Arid Expanse; beet root powder on canvas, 78×78″, 2015
metallic
Macrocosm; metallic pigment on canvas, 48×48″, 2015
dm Spiral room
On the Floor//Of the Earth; salt on vinyl tile flooring, 72×72″, 2015
dm Spiral Close-up
On the Floor//Of the Earth; salt on vinyl tile flooring, 72×72″, 2015

 

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