Drawing As Dissociation

Mark-making has functioned as the foundation of artistic practice since prehistory. At it’s root ontological level, the mark is a tool for division, separation, and dissociation; a mark upon a field immediately creates a pictorial space inside the picture plane, sets up relationships between foreground and background, and forms a visual hierarchy. This body of work is centered around an exploration and deconstruction of the conceptual premise of mark-making, with the intent of unmasking the mark as the ideological substrate for the contemporary dissociation between humans and the Earth.

Counterbalance
Digital video, carved marble
12:29
2015

Diagonal Line
Digital video, carved marble
13:33
2015

Collin_Richard_Snail_Line(Diptych)

Snail Line
White garden snails
Dimensions variable
2013

Drawing12

Drawing 12
Magnified human hair
.25"x.25"
2014

Drawing14

Drawing 14
Magnified human hair
.25"x.25"
2015