D A T A D R A W I N G S
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In data drawings I transfer impressions of naturally occurring data onto my work surface. Often data will exude its own pigment. Then contemplation and study begin. At first nothing appears distinct. In time a point or sequence of data points become evident and I make note, marking them with pencil, revealing what I see. Marks continue to multiply. Occasionally many data points come into focus at once inspiring a momentary sense of chaos. Patience returns and I resume the task of reading and marking. Conscious to rotate the panel as I work, this forces me to view the data differently. From experience I know this patient persistence will allow variables [like time and light] to reveal nuanced characteristics in the data that would otherwise go unnoticed. This process continues. An image emerges over many sittings; and like a puzzle ends when it has reached a logical conclusion.