About the work
2018 I was awarded residency at the Cité des Arts Paris, where I had a studio next to Jakob Warmenbol rehearsing jazz percussion. Unbeknownst to him I started to draw to his music and made line drawings on panels. I was mapping the music.
I made a postcard on watercolour paper and began posting my drawings from the atelier to my friends. Simultaneously I was making a series of raptors which I was running through multiple printers. I was playing with the random ad hoc quality and outcome of old obsolete printers with troublesome heads and nozzles. I began joining the two works, using the line as a flight pattern and the music as a prompt.
Similarly to the clouds. The images were printed onto desktop paper and were put on the wall left to age. It was at this time that one of my works on newsprint were disqualified from an auction due the unstable archival quality of newsprint. This was ironic to me as I have an old newspaper article from the 1800s and it is a beautiful collectable item. I intentionally left the birds to age and change as paper is organic and will always shift. Ironically these works were thrown away by a gallery attendant and are no longer in existance.