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 began by working with drawing stripped down to its barest essentials–a mark made with a simple tool on a flat surface. My process was simple —to repeat that mark over and over and often layer after layer without working toward any kind of representation. Sometimes a form appeared spontaneously from the uneven effects of hand made marks or 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.