DRAWING ARCHIVE   (2013-ongoing)

 Drawing has been my way of writing for the last couple of years. I draw from life and memory through a bird’s eye perspective that engages with ethnographic methodologies. My drawing practice is heavily text based and has transformed into a complex collection of documents based on first hand experience. My drawing archive holds over a thousand drawings organized around unconfined categories. From drawing on my kitchen table, my escapades to the beach, meditation time at yoga, my life as an M.F.A student, teaching, waiting for a haircut, going to a sex club, interviewing mentors... 

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Things that feed my practice: Building ethnographies, time collapsing,scale shifting, memory through drawing and observation, surveillance, hyper reality, fairs, consumption, sites of devotion, fake promises, the past, seasons, birthdays, Christmas, altars, architecture, temples, mathematical systems, mascot costumes, bathhouses, thresholds, faith, belief, food, inflatable sex dolls, the Golden Gate Bridge, Disco Music, Folk sensibilities…

 

 

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Grandfather Cedar (Groundswell)