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  • Subjective Lines Series, 26" x 20" each
  • With(drawn) from Memory
    Subjective Lines Series, 26" x 20" each
  • With(drawn) from Memory
    Subjective Lines Series, 26" x 20" each
  • With(drawn) from Memory
    Subjective Lines Series

Subjective Lines, 2009

Graphite drawings on velum, 26" x 20" each

Subjective Lines is a drawing series that explores mark-making as both index and portrait and questions how individuality can be discovered in both conscious and unconscious creative expression. In one-on-one and group drawing sessions, subjects were asked to draw for three minutes each: a repetitive pattern, a drawing incorporating a circle, and a blind contour drawing in which the pencil did not leave the page. Graphite portraits identify a particular individual, but their own mark-making, seen in the intuitive lines of the tiny, idiosyncratic worlds they created, reveals more about them than a mimetic representation.