When I returned to drawing in 2017 it was with a very different focus to my previous work which had been largely concerned with the figure and portraits of specific individuals. Perhaps it was because I was starting my practice again, but now I wanted to work with drawing stripped down to its barest essentials–a mark made with a simple tool on a flat surface. My process is simple —to repeat that mark over and over and often layer after layer. The marks do not work toward any kind of representation. Sometimes a form appears spontaneously from the uneven effects of hand made marks. Or the form is in direct response to the drawing format itself, the rectangle of the paper. As an art action, these are only marks on paper, nothing more.