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proposition for tracing a voice (No.1) - 2004
(from Convesation Series 1)

Materials: ink on paper

Dimensions (h x w): 14 x 16 inches

The mouth is a small opening capable of emitting an amazing array of sounds. The first drawings began with a kind of ‘garage’ version of the vocal apparatus using mason jars to stand in for the lungs, flexible hosing for the trachea and larynx, a funnel for the mouth. This apparatus provided the structure for organizing the lines depicting sounds. Once initial lines were drawn moving out of the apparatus, a kind of logic ensued: a pattern emerged describing a dimensional, undulating contoured surface in relation to and in spite of the apparatus.