MARKS OF DISCIPLINE
Created 2016. Ballpoint pen drilled on paper.11,000,000 tally marks in ballpoint pen. Repetition leads to contemplation. The repeated gesture, reflected and embodied in the carefully worked and re-worked lines gives us access to the meaning of our existence. This body of work combines simplicity and discipline while eliminates everything that is not essential in order to capture life's most profound energy and rhythm. Each day I make a million tally marks with ballpoint pen. Each tally mark represents a breath. When you breathe, you are alive. This is a reminder to oneself to live in each moment.