"All is forgotten. Nothing is lost." I heard this statement while I was working in my studio and listening to public radio, and I scrawled it across the brown paper tape that I use to stretch drawings on boards. It resonated because so often successful work necessitates the willingness to surrender any initial vision to the unforeseen shifts of process.
My work begins with drawing from observation. From this point, visual expression radiates outwardly in an ever-widening spiral. Scale changes. Subject changes. Viewpoint changes. New drawing materials are introduced. Marks and subject are almost obliterated, and then rediscovered. Imagery is collaged. This dynamic evolution of work from such a simple starting point has been my primary method for developing the emotional and conceptual direction of what I do. For me, this way of working results in drawings that reveal the entirety of the process- marks made and materials used over time. And finally, nothing is lost.