Accumulated Error No. 41  is one of a series of generative drawings (originally produced in color) exploring the interdependence of volume, shape, pattern, and tone. The repetition of a linear pattern over a collection of slightly “imperfect” volumes appears to go gradually out of sync; but after a certain threshold, determined by the relationship of the pattern’s interval to the properties and dimensions of the surfaces it is projected onto, shapes of solid and gradient tones come into unexpected convergence from the apparent predictability of their context. At moments, the volumes appear to fade into their background, while at others, they read as distinct objects in space. Using neither outlines nor fills, this project codes the traditional printmaking technique of the linear hatch to become a digital etching that both reveals and dissolves spatial legibility.

Type: Drawing, Print
Size: 25 x 25 in
Date: 2018
Exhibition: Drawing Codes Vol. 2
Locations: Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY (January 22 - February 23, 2019)