These drawings employ a somewhat unique methodology. Although they may look like conventional black ink on a white ground, they are actually the opposite; white oil paint on a coated black paper.
This technique creates many opportunities not otherwise available. The drawings are allowed to evolve over a period of time, up to five days, until the oil paint sets. Changes are possible in a way that does not lose a sense of spontaneity. Lines and shapes may be crafted with great exactitude. And finally it affords great flexibility to move back and forth between positive and negative imagery and space. The opportunities for change are great. The square format further enhances flexibility with regard to orientation. That is to say, the drawing may be resolved, over time, in any one of four directions.
This work is the product of both divergent and convergent thinking. It starts with a groupof scattered images with no clear relationship within the drawing: a divergent set. These are then subject to convergent thinking, and they are ordered into a more coherent and rational whole.