new—single panel temporary drawing / unfixed chalk on 36” x 80” blackboard panel
carried by strangers II (everything you think you’re hiding shows) Boston-Århus, Denmark
before (top) and after (below) with details courtesy of the recipient
ink on two 10” x 13” envelopes sent unprotected via standard post, marked by it’s journey
It’s quite an honor to be a helping hand to Kevin Townsend’s project.
3571 miles this envelope had to travel.
And it’s perhaps the most beautiful mail I’ve ever received.
—thank you for your kind words and your help.
This project, despite its simplicity, is important and meaningful to me
I see the envelopes as vessels, occupying space, encapsulating and transporting time, attention and intention. Intimate hours spent marking their surface bound in the fibers, the topography of time held as a stain, passed from hand to hand and ultimately entrusted to someone whose hand I’ve never touched. Now you carry these moments…
I am content to know that someone else finds value or beauty in my efforts—
carried by strangers I (a fool’s errand) / Boston—Houston
images: Boston (in my hand), on the floor of the post office, Houston (in the hand of the recipient)
A diptych, drawn on the exterior of two 10” x 13” envelopes, sent unprotected via standard US postal service.
wip- a few pics of carried by strangers - VII, a diptych on 2 envelopes
The process, materials and form of this series evolved as a means of evoking binary oppositions— issues of temporality and permanence, strength and fragility, fullness and emptiness, presence and absence that resonate with our conception of and relationship to our memory.
video stills (drawing progression and curious people)
annotated video stills—
drawing room no. 2
(turbulent thoughts )
unfixed chalk drawing on 7 blackboard panels
(assembled as a 6’ x 6’ x 6’ 8” room in Boston’s Roslindale neighborhood for 24 hours)