Text, Context, Texture, Architexture

After a hiatus from my work in the early 80s, I wanted to reconnect to my own artwork. I was stuck at first, because I didn’t want to try to continue any earlier series. I wasn’t quite sure of the path forward. So, I just went back to the most basic thing of all, which is making a mark.

 Eventually, I got to the point, almost like someone witching for water, of just waiting to let my pen tell me which way it wanted to go. I went into a very slowed down, almost trancelike, way of drawing and just waited for minute feelings of movement in one direction or another. A whole series of drawings came out of this, they provided the basis for the etching series “Text, Context, Texture, Architexture”.