I have been thinking a good deal lately about our relationship to the screen, and how it has changed over time. I don't have the concept clear yet, but it as something to do with our obsession with the glowing screen, possibly as a surrogate for the comfort and wonderment caused by fire. Fire is a multifaceted entity that could be thought of as natural or artificial, depending on how it was ignited. In that sense, I see these drawings as an extension of my installation work that focuses on the implications of human-initiated (artificial) light sources.
|currently untitled ink and color pencil on parchment, 14x17 (2011)|