Drawing and Driving was conceived while on an artist residency at the famed, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 2006. The experimental project became a way for me to redefine my relationship to landscape by essentially drawing what I was seeing, while simultaneously attempting to control a descending gravity powered vehicle. The drawing vehicle became a simulated version of how I often experience the outdoors (from a perspective of a moving vehicle), which touches on the notion of technology and the speed of a contemporary life. While there are references to absurdist movements of the past, the act of drawing and driving ultimately became a true point of contact between the natural world and the man-made one; the drawings could in a sense be created by both myself and the moving ground below me. The project has since become one of the most important and critical investigations in my process and I’m forever grateful for my experience in Skowhegan for helping me discover this. The Drawing and Driving Project has been well received by a number of notable institutions, and eventually found a permanent home in the collection of The National Gallery of Canada,in Ottawa, Ontario and the Phoenix Art Museum, in Arizona
Drawing and driving fieldwork - 2 day site visit, Monument Valley - Arizona/Utah
Exhibiton: Draw Me a Picture, Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona; drawing vehicle, video, sound, drawing, painting
Drawing and driving fieldwork: 4 site visits, Arizona: Glen Canyon (the chains), Snow bowl road (Mount Humphreys), Saguaro National Park, South Mountain Preserve
Exhibition: Outside the Lines: Velocity is Reflection Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona 2007; drawing vehicle, video, sound, drawing materials, helmets w/audio, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art,
Exhibition: Voice of Gravity, Legend City Studios in Phoenix, Arizona 2006; 1981 RCA television, video, drawing, digital print, painted wall, crushed granite.