BONE DRAWINGS (October 2010 – October 2011)

“Each art has its own imbricated techniques of repetition, the critical and revolutionary potential of which must reach the highest possible degree, to lead us from dreary repetitions of habit to the profound repetitions of memory, and ultimately to the (symbolic) repetitions of death, through which we make sport of our own mortality.”
Gilles Deleuze, Répétiton et différence

I drew the same moose vertebra every day for a year. Drawing was an intimate and direct means of expression. The attention and pause required to draw contrasted my other experiences in a world increasingly mediated by electronic representation. I chose a bone as an allegorical object, a reminder of death.
I missed one day of drawing and lost one drawing. At the end of this process I discovered that I cannot draw from memory.