As part of my design practice, I rigorously and playfully explore various drawing methods to generate graphic form. I think of these drawings as 'aesthetic exercises' with the intent to discover new visual languages. When the word 'drawing' is mentioned, many people will quickly associate its meaning to the action of sketching objects by hand with graphite, charcoal, and other common mark making tools on paper. For me, drawing is not a physical gesture based on observational or intuitive processes, but systematic and computational procedures that take advantage of, exploit, and disrupt accessible digital tools and software.
The drawings emerge through an iterative process using algorithmic rules to construct networks, patterns, maps, geometric form, and grids that self-organize into minimalistic appearance, and at times evoke dissonance, complexity, and chaos. In order for the vector-based drawings to distinctively take on a new life, the work needs to shift from a digit environment to a physical ‘drawing’. All completed drawings are ‘printed’ on plotter devices using ballpoint pens, metallic gel pens, permanent markers, and other common office supplies.