December/January

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December/January (2006), aquatint and hardground etching with chine collé, image: 12″ x 18″

“It is as though the space between us were time: an irrevocable quality. It is as though time, no longer running straight before us in a diminishing line, now runs parallel between us like a looping string.” -William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying

This print is a map of my mental calendar. I have always conceptualized the months of the year within a visual/spatial system that is so embedded in my thoughts about time, it is almost as a form of synesthesia. I imagine it is similar to the way many people will experience the “future” as being ahead of them, or “yesterday” being to their left (for example). And yet my calendar also follows a kind of dream logic that defies 2-D representation, creating a drawing problem that was the central challenge in this project. Essential to my research were maps of the Antarctic, where the grid of latitude and longitude converge; the writing of William Faulkner; the drawings of Sol LeWitt; and Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Map. Many thanks to Peter Pettengill of Wingate Studio, where I completed this project.

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