media: charcoal, graphite, pigment, ink, paper, single-channel audio
dimensions: 5 x 5 inches; 12.7 x 12.7cm
year: 2013

presented as part of the solo exhibition ‘The Persistence of Traces‘ at Audio Visual Arts in New York City.

Hand-drawn pen and ink tracings of stones on a rubbed dry pigment, graphite, and charcoal field. The field creates a depth that pushes the stone tracings forward. The pieces come from my memory of walking up and down the .5-mile dirt driveway every day where I grew up. The stones in the road were submerged (like icebergs) half way or more in the dirt, their outlines serving as way posts in the monotony of the walk. The stones traced here (two stones, each drawn from multiple displacements) are taken from the driveway and have lived in my studio for years. The two physical stones then trace one another on the accompanying sound recording on the floor opposite the drawings from a lower position akin to the driveway where they were found.