Portfolio > Ink Series

In this work, I write cursive text onto non-absorbent paper with ink and then use a squeegee to destroy the marks I have created. The ink spreads across surface into a new composition. The resulting marks are the remnant of a written word, but the meaning has been confused and hidden. I am exploring a visual representation of thought while contemplating the limits of words as signifiers. In the current work, I have focused on hidden text as a representation of memory, the abilities and limitations of the mind and the simultaneous power and shortcomings of language. By using black ink, the result of the mark making visually references x-ray, ultrasound or the readout from a seismometer. I'm interested in these representations of monitoring something internal and creating a visual representation of something hidden or unseen.

Strand
Ink on yupo
50 x 44 inches
2016
Convention
Ink on yupo
26 x 40 inches
2017
Ready Set
Ink on yupo
26 x 40 inches
2017
Crest
Ink on yupo
26 x 40 inches
2017
Current
Ink on yupo
26 x 40 inches
2017
Precision Confabulation
Ink on Yupo
60 x 80 inches
2013
Ink on Yupo, Art by Virginia Artist Sarah Irvin
Ink on Yupo
26 x 40 inches
2013
Myth
ink on Yupo
60 x 84 inches
2013
The Subsequent Prior
Ink on Yupo
60 x 84 inches
2013
Ledger
Ink on Yupo
26 x 40 inches
2013
Column
Ink on Yupo
84 x 60 inches
2013
Ink on Yupo, Art by Virginia Artist Sarah Irvin
Ink on Yupo
26 x 40 inches
2013
Register
Ink on Yupo
84 x 60 inches
2013
Daft Draft
Ink on Yupo
26 x 20 inches
2013
Ink on yupo art by Sarah Irvin
Ink on Yupo
26 x 40 inches
2013
Sign/Sigh
Ink on Yupo
26 x 20 inches
2013
Singleton Upright
Ink on Mylar
42 x 72 x 15 inches
2013
Ignore
Ink on Yupo
60 x 76 inches
2013
Seismic Self
Ink on Yupo
23 x 35 inches
2013
Crispy Frail
Ink on Yupo
20 x 26 inches
2013