Ink and Pencil on Paper
Signed and dated on bottom right hand corner
Unframed Dimensions: 38” x 50” (1168mm x 2032mm)
Consignment for ROOQ Gallery
In Private Collection
It's easy to draw straight lines with a ruler. Or a T-square. Or a drafting machine. Or a computer. It's easy to project a photo onto a blank canvas and copy the projected image faithfully. It's easy to use a grid system when scaling up from smaller photographs. It's easy to follow the converging guidelines representing a two-point perspective. It's not so easy to draw straight lines using nothing but your hand and your eye. With a pen. In ink. Without perspectival guides.
"Building Blocks" is an attempt at free-hand drawing the myriad straight lines of Midtown Manhattan without resorting to mechanical methods. However, by using white ink on black paper, the medium still suggests a linkage to traditional architectural blueprints. That is: the beautiful and smelly dyeline negatives of the original black ink lines and dots on film, rendered using technical pens at now obsolete drafting tables.