My recent multi-linear paintings have all overlaid intersecting lines to create specific figures. These have all been specific choices and also immediately whole; meaning that I draw the figure all at once and specifically choose which lines overlay when painting. The recent series of prints have involved multiple separate whole figures overlaid to mimic the multi-linear effect of the paintings.
I say these are immediately whole because the drawings are done all at once in one continuous motion, and the overlay is chosen after, when I am painting.
The current set of prints are made by overlying 3 ‘complete’ but comparatively simple figures to approximate the complexity of my recent paintings. All of my work features several similar shapes repeating in different chaotic combinations to produce unique figures. By overlaying several complete shapes and varying the registration, chaotic differences emerge in the finished prints. I feel this builds on the conceptual basis of my work in infinite variation.
Since each print is composed of the same elements, combining them in different ways allows us to examine the ways the elements are similar and different. This is an expansion of the same ideas in my large drawing installation in Further Complications. That installation allowed the viewer to compare and contrast 7920 individual consecutive moments on the same plane, in order. The prints remove the elements of order and time; instead directly comparing shape by placing the images over one another. By not trying to control the registration of the screens I introduce a chaotic element into the iterations that allows different shapes in the stroke to be contrasted.
Here are the original elements:
Here is the first variation, in Red, Orange and Turquoise:
Here are another 4 variations in Orange, Turquoise and Chrome Oxide:
The final print I did of this set is in Turquoise, Green and Brown: