I am an artist working out of Atlanta, Georgia. I have a deep interest in Sound Poetry
history as well as practice. My context within Sound Poetry is practiced by way of
experimenting with the sounds made from drawing as an artifact to direct the production
of drawings [see Drawing Voices]. Ultimately, my exploration is invested in the grey area
between drawing and writing.
I work in multimedia technology with a primary interest in connecting to the
conventional practice of drawing. My work derives from investigations into a grey area
between drawing and writing. The physical action of both practices has been a source of
compelling curiosity for me. The relationship of the spoken and written word has led me
to explore the connection between the drawn mark and the sound produced while
inscribing. These explorations have manifested into two main projects entitled Drawing
Voices (drawing] and Homophonic Translation [writing].
Participating collaborators have included artists outside of the Art Studio discipline e.g.
Creative Writing, Dance, Media Studies, Sound/Music and Theatre. My methods have
been acknowledged in a number of ways including being nominated twice for a
Ford/Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in New Media and receiving a University-Wide
Award in Innovation in Instruction at Georgia State University. I also have a
commercially released CD on Hydra Head Records, titled ‘Drawing Voices’.
The body of work I am featuring in this exhibit has been produced in the aftermath of
these quasi-scientific studies. The work entitled Durations separates itself from the
previous in that it embraces reflection. The rate of these drawings are produced very
slowly. They connect themselves visually and conceptually to assimilating with
geological time and sound waves. I have inverted my method in that rather than
responding to a sound that yields a pictorial result, I am responding to a visual [line] that
yields a spectrographic result.. I also see these works as internal expressions. The slow
and obsessive nature of the process literally places me within the work at a microscopic