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GENERATIVE DEVICES

Statement

Generative Devices grew out of a chance discovery of hand-rendered mechanical drawings in vintage Belgian instructional manuals. I attached these images, along with handmade papers, directly to canvas or paper, and then applied paint over and around them. As I worked with these arcane geometric diagrams, in my imagination they seemed to take on a certain radiance, hinting at a mysterious, symbolic geometry. In creating this series I enjoyed a sense of play, as I imagined myself involved in an ancient, alchemical process.

Athanor I / Mixed media on canvas, 20 x 18 in., 2008

Athanor II / Mixed media on canvas, 24 x 18 in., 2008

Dawn / Mixed media on canvas, 12 x 12 in., 2008

Conjunction / Mixed media on paper on canvas, 11 x 11 in., 2008

Deceleration / Mixed media on paper on canvas, 11 x 11 in, 2008

Emergence / Mixed media on paper on canvas, 11 x 11 in., 2008

Acceleration / Mixed media on paper on canvas, 11 x 11 in., 2008

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