Your Every Movement II

graphite on paper
22" x 30"
2011

These drawings depict two swimmers as they interact in a lake. Their bodies in various proximities to each other and immersions in the environment equate loving with being in water as well as with traits of water movement. This series, drawn from video stills, builds upon a grid. The grid serves as a functional element in most of my work: a support structure, a way to break up a space to draw more accurately, but it also serves a metaphorical function. The grid represents a pattern of commonality. Though our lives often have vastly different textures, we still often find ourselves adhering to shared life patterns. Furthermore, this series explores ideas of preservation and perception. I alternate modeling the human forms with flattening the environment, enhancing distortions of water droplets on the lens, incorporating text to create more value and content, and abstracting shapes. These strategies suggest that documentation cannot be separated from subjectivity as well as the idea that though we may attempt to preserve moments (or people) through means such as photography (or words or desires), we cannot keep that which is fleeting.

Wave Motion (love will not save you)
Tides (we could not deny the pull)
Horizon (we are each others' fates)
Rip Current (this distance creates distance)
Surge (with you I float)

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