Draw Me A River
Long after glaciers first razed lines into the surface of the earth, architects and cartographers found themselves tasked with depicting the ephemeral figure of water. Rivers shape and reshape the land around them, resisting capture by marks which might denote their edge. Does a river have an edge or a single figure? Hatching and shading conventions associated with engraved drawings illuminated for me the opportunity to appropriate these techniques in an attempt to depict the passage of time through similar concentric and repetitive lines. The resulting figure is blurry, nearly indiscernible if not for the density of lines where the water most often finds itself resting.