Desire Lines

Gaffers Tape, Pen, Ink and Goauche on paper, 7×9in.
Artist Book, Pen and Ink on paper, 7x 50in, 2018.

 

Desire Lines draws the delicate tracks of the artist’s own user-created paths between the concrete, grass and sand. Small swaths of colors depict personal landmarks that are recalled with the inaccuracy of nostalgia. The drawings reflect conscious emotion, attention and habit and document the body’s movement through space. The initial installation for the project incorporated a large scale gaffers tape drawing, depicting the paths the artist ran with her father as a young adult on a miniature scale. The audience was invited to walk the lines as an active participant.  Summer Vacation is a recent Desire Lines project. The artist book transcribes the lines of the artist’s longer summer days telling the narrative of a busy week.

The series reflect careful observation, and an investigation of curiousity- what compels the artist to move these ways. And they ask, has the viewer also traveled these paths and noticed what she’s seen?