Untitled #12

Etching on canvas, 16’’x20’’

This and the next two works consist of scroll-like canvases layered with dense, atmospheric forms. Though painterly in appearance, these forms were actually burned into the unstretched canvas by a laser cutter, a device that can translate a digital image into an etching on a wide variety of materials. My unorthodox use of the laser cutter, repeating the etching on successive areas of the canvas, allows for imperfections to creep into an otherwise precise technology of reproduction. The works stem from the my fascination with how images traverse our visual and material culture, and fall within a longstanding artistic reconsideration of the idea of painting.