BLACK GRIDS utilizes the armature of the grid to play with concepts of balance and order amid randomness, resulting in a kind of controlled anxiety. Full Project Statement HERE 

    BLACK GRIDS was developed as a natural extension of my ongoing project, RESIDUAL INK DRAWINGS. In this project, I use the configuration of the grid, a long-standing metaphor for stability and order. In these assemblages, I seek qualities of balance and order amid randomness, playing with the grid and its structuring armature to display a kind of controlled anxiety.


    To make these prints I apply reclaimed black ink from discarded ink jet cartridges directly onto photo gloss paper using a printmaker's brayer. These original hand-made prints or drawings are then reproduced using digital technologies and an inkjet printer. The resulting photographs are then assembled along with their original twin ink print in a grid, considering a system which varies from work to work. 

    Black Grid 20.06 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    10 unique prints assembled on 13.5”x 11’5” archival board


    Black Grid 20.04 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    22 unique prints assembled on 23”x 24” archival board
    Black Grid 20.15 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    10 unique prints assembled on 18”x 26” archival board
    Black Grid 20.02 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    20 unique prints assembled on 20”x 15.25” archival board
    Black Grid 20.03 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    18 unique prints assembled on 28.5”x 23.25” archival board
    Black Grid 20.05 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    10 unique prints assembled on 13.5”x 11’5” archival board
    Black Grid 20.01 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    10 unique prints assembled on 13.5”x 11’5” archival board
    Black Grid 20.11 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    22 unique prints assembled on 20”x12.5” archival board
    Black Grid 20.12 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    22 unique prints assembled on 20”x12.5” archival board
    Black Grid 20.13 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    24 unique prints assembled on 13”x 20” archival board
    Black Grid 20.14 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    48 unique prints assembled on 16.75”x 22” archival board
    Black Grid 20.07 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    6 unique prints assembled on 40” x 13.5” archival board
    Black Grid 20.08 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    18 unique prints assembled on 34”x 13” archival board
    Black Grid 20.09 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    12 unique prints assembled on 15”x12.5” archival board
    Black Grid 20.10 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    20 unique prints assembled on 40”x 16” archival board
    Black Grid 20.16 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    4 unique prints assembled on 20” x 25” archival board
    Black Grid 20.17 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    4 unique prints assembled on 20” x 25” archival board
    Black Grid 20.18 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    2 unique prints assembled on 14”x20” archival board
    Black Grid 20.19 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    4 unique prints assembled on 11.5”x 16.5” archival board
    Black Grid 20.20 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    4 unique prints assembled on 11.5”x 16.5” archival board
    Black Grid 20.21 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    4 unique prints assembled on 11.5”x 16.5” archival board
    Black Grid 20.22 (2020)
    Reclaimed Epson Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag / Inkjet Print on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Paper
    4 unique prints assembled on 11.5”x 16.5” archival board