Transcribe (2009), graphite on wall


I fastidiously plan wall drawings using scale models, but quickly execute them on the wall in graphite over a week or two. Once completed, each drawing lasts only until the end of the exhibition and is then painted over--like a lavish plant with a short lifespan. Transcribe (2009), was described by a reviewer as, "so purposefully temporary it feels performative." The works immerse the viewer, exploding past their field of vision and arching over their heads. Indeed, viewers engaged Transcribe in a curious dance where after inspecting the corner details, they then stepped well out from the drawing. This created a curiously specific, alchemical interaction between audience and the piece, which made it appear as though the work occupied a three-dimensional space.