Artist's Statement - The Particle Series, 2012-2021
While drawing on painted hard board with colored pencils, I became absorbed in the emerging rhythmic patterns and began to think about sub-atomic particles and quantum theory. The evolving patterns in the drawings seemed to suggest the energy of thought, and I found my self imagining that I was being made privy to, and entering, the dimension where thought harnesses and organizes energy, creates matter, forges connections, and induces physical outcomes.
In the Particle series, every line and mark is committed and does not change once made. Like the brushstroke of a Sumi-e painting, the drawn lines and marks are made with precision and define the parameters of every pattern.
As I continue to explore the series' expressive potential I frequently revisit and rework the drawings.