A Deeper Dive
Daydrawing installed at Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, January 2020
Daydrawing is an ongoing long-term project that began on January 1, 2016. I create daily drawings, the accumulation of which, over time, expand into a hyperobject - an entity we can experience directly but is so distributed in space and in time that it does not exist anywhere in particular. The perpetual Daydrawing process proceeds each day with the creation of a new work on paper – and a hyperobject emerges as each drawing is released into the world, resulting in a diaristic, many-paneled entity that stretches through time, space, and beyond our capacity to observe.
Daydrawing, in 9 x 12 inch fragments, is both already complete and will never be completed. It is both local and becoming increasingly dispersed as the fragments drift away from one another through digital publication, collection, and exhibition. It is of critical importance to understand Daydrawing as a single object, continuously in creation and existing in many locations at once. The work’s audience currently enjoys it through digital representations on Instagram, as monthly installations in the studio, and in curated groups in galleries and collections across the world.
Each daily addition is rendered in powdered graphite and is a keyhole view into an alternate universe, a hallucinatory daydream that responds in part to observations throughout the day, and in part to narratives already at play within the Daydrawing universe.
As we enter the Anthropocene epoch, this project is of enormous importance in that it promotes a more sustainable approach to understanding a world that is increasingly dependent upon a shift in human perspective. My ambition for this work is to assist such a shift in human awareness through the promotion of long-term thinking.
WHYY Philadelphia has featured the Daydrawing project in an episode of Movers & Makers! The entire series has been terrific. My segment is third of four (15:45) in this episode titled Mastering Your Craft.