In recent carbon drawings I am using carbon paper to pursue ideas of presence, proximity, and the latent power of a void or “empty” space. Carbon carries rich associations as a core building block of all living forms, but I am also intrigued by carbon paper’s traditional role as intermediary, having no function but to convey information from one place to another. Carbon paper exhibits a seductive duality - an ability to manifest as both image and presence: it is at once a black, dense, impermeable plane, and a velvety, wafer-thin 3-dimensional object. These indicative qualities have inspired a reductive vocabulary of forms, repeats, voids and line drawings used in the drawings. Within this framework, each image evolves intuitively - as I respond to each works’ own unique logic.