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Decoded.

A new series of drawing experiments that began in the Summer of 2018, but is not yet resolved into a final work. In total, there are approximately 30 image experiments that need work adjusting shapes, colors and composition. Here are three images that are in a more resolved state.

The project started as an inquiry into coded and decoded digital information. Today our lives are mostly digital, everything we do somehow involves coded information traveling back and forth. What does this look like? What shapes, colors and patterns might emerge if we could see packets of information breaking down, traveling at light speed and being reassembled somewhere? The graphics below emerged by extracting digital distortion and artifacts from JPG images that have been significantly upsized from a low-res state, and then processed through a customized method.


A0 / A1 / A2 Size ︎ 100% Cotton:  Estrada Rag Natural 190 gsm
Work in progress, not for sale at this time.





Particle Accelerator.

Original artwork, drawing monoprints. The vector drawings were created digitally using generative and algorithmic processes. Versions in b/w and color. Giclée inkjet print with UltraChrome archival inks. High quality, high definition resolution, 2880 ink dots per inch.

Going back several years, I previously taught at Michigan State University. When I started working at MSU, I became aware that the campus had it’s own Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. Returning home everynight I walked past the facilities and wondered what experiments might be taking place and started to scribble circles with my pen and sketchbook. Later I became fascinated with CERN and all the wild internet conspiracies that a hole to another dimension had been accidentally opened during one of the collisions. I imagined the moment right after the collision and how the release of energy would attempt to expand into chaos, but somehow remained structurally contained, similar to magnetic fields. This is an ongoing project.


A1 Test Print on Japanese Washi Paper
Not for sale at this time.





Uncharted Territories.

A series of four self-published artist books. The books are printed with UltraChrome archival inks on Japanese Washi Paper with custom embossed pages. Binding is stitched by hand using a sew machine and thread. The pages are only printed on one side and then use an inverted fold that is void in the center, metaphorically alluding to the emptiness of the universe itself. The thin Japanese papers and bold graphics allow for translucent moments to overlap and interplay with form and shape, as if gravitational waves have bent space and time.

The work is loosely inspired by Italo Calvino’s ‘The Complete Cosmicomics’ and listening to lectures from theoretical physicist Brian Greene, with a subtle fascination for synchronicity and unforeseen patterns. The series of books are meant to be viewed together in close proximity and concurrently, as an interaction. The readers (viewers) can formulate their own imaginative interpretations of the non-linear narratives, perhaps finding relationships between the abstract visuals and poetic content — possibly thinking about our limited time in this vast galaxy, the birth of the universe and the slow entropic decay of matter, and if something else exists in a distant place but is always lost in translation.

9.5 x 13 inches  / Japanese Washi Paper / Inkjet Archival Ink 
Original not for sale, limited reprints negotiable.







Black & Yellow Parametric Structures.

A set of plotter drawing monoprints. These are the first tests in an ongoing series exploring parametric 2D/3D structures. The drawings were created digitally using generative techniques and drawing with a Mimaki 60SR plotter machine using neon-color sharpie markers, various ballpoint pens and Yoken technical pens. These explorations started with an interest in radical conceptual architecture.

Living for many years in the Middle East and traveling to East Asian countries, I was exposed to many hypothetical renders of futuristic city-states, some which have come to fruition. Insteading of attempting to recreate these structures, I want to see how far I could push the idea of connecting two perpendicular lines with parametric parameters and then start to alter the orginal lines by adding and subtracting points, and shifting vector point positions, to see what results and happy accidents could be produced by the underlying generative conditions.


18 x 24 inches / Strathmore Bristol Paper / Permanent Marker and Ink 
Not for sale.

Orbital.

A set of four plotter drawing monoprints exhibited at VCU Arts in Qatar. The drawings were created digitally using generative techniques and drawing with a Mimaki 60SR plotter machine using neon-color sharpie markers, various ballpoint pens and Yoken technical pens.

At that time I was watching a lot of conceptual videos released by NASA and intriqued by ‘fringe’ science (like the Fermi Paradox), which lead me to start doodling possibly scenarios of orbiting space matter and explore what unforeseen patterns could unfold from imagined solar systems.


18 x 24 inches / Strathmore Bristol Paper / Permanent Marker and Ink 
Not for sale.


Detail of a print

18 x 24 inch framed prints



Cargo Collective 2017 — Frogtown, Los Angeles