An artist working with electronics and electronic media, based in Brooklyn, NY

Remnants: zip tie line drawings

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Entity I, Fruiting Bodies of High-Voltage Transmission Lines, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, The Owls Are Not What They Seem—each of these projects involves the use of zip ties or cables ties to bind wires together, and once trimmed, these fragments are left behind as waste.  I have been saving these zip tie clippings for the past two years, the collection growing with each installation of the works mentioned above.  The collecting began when at the end of a long night in the studio binding the wires for Entity I I found the floor littered with hundreds of zip tie fragments.  I gathered them up, but couldn’t bring myself to simply throw them out.  Something flashed through my mind—Karmic guilt perhaps.  Each one of these zip tie fragments is so much like a blade of grass, only these will last a thousand lifetimes.

The Remnants series is a collection of sketches, scans of configurations half tossed randomly onto the surface of a scanner and some more deliberately positioned arrangements.


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