This series began during my residency at PointB Worklodge, New York in 2013. As part of my ongoing research into the phenomenology of dance, this series examined the relationship between the sequencing of breath, movement and pulse. 

I painted downward strokes across the page, in sync with each outward breath. As the brush moved down, the ink ran out and the bristles moved apart leaving the white vertical lines of the paper. This drawing evoked the city of New York with its vertical lines, active as they rebel against gravity implying energy and growth. The overall shape of these drawings also referenced the paintbrush as the object used to make the piece. 

I layered each composition responding to various sounds, notations, and other drawing methods relating to duration. 

Pieces of Africa, 2014
Ink & pastel on paper
36″ x 46″ (91cm x 116cm)

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The Four Sections, 
2014
Ink & pastel on paper
60″ x 64″ (152cm x 160cm)

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Four Sections Flood, 2014
Ink & pastel on paper
60″ x 68″ (152cm x 174cm)

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Love Supreme, 2014
Ink and pastel on paper
60″ x 100″ (152 x 254cm)

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May, 2014
Ink & pastel on paper
21″ x 27″ (54cm x 68cm)

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May Evening,
 2014
Ink & pastel on paper
44″ x 52″ (111 x 132cm)

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Data Layers, 2014
Ink and pastel on paper
60″ x 80″ (152 x 203cm)

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Roof Pulse, 
2014
Ink and wax crayon on paper
18″ x 24″ (46 x 61cm)

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Scale Study, 
2014
Ink and pastel on paper
21″ x 27″ (53cm x 68cm)

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Flying Object Study, 2014
Ink and pastel on paper
21″ x 27″ (53cm x 68cm)

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Considered layers, 2014
Ink and pastel on paper
21″ x 27″ (53cm x 68cm)

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Angel Pieces of Africa, 
2014
Ink & pastel on paper
30″ x 52.5″ (76 x 133.5cm)

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May Night, 2014
Pigment & pastel on paper
26″ x 33.5″ (66cm x 85cm)

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Weather Patterns, 
2014
Ink, oil and pastel on canvas
56″ x 88″ (142 x 224cm)