“Torn Edges, Numeral Notations”
This collage sequence began while cleaning out my father’s bookshleves, some years ago. I discovered stacks of notebooks filled with figures, equations and mathematical notes, To an untrained mind it appeared a foreign “MIT code”, but i was scrawled in such a beautiful”fountain pen” hand, I could not toss out these, one time important, notations.
By them selves, parallel lines of numeral notoations conjure up a sensne of order, sequence and a “total” with only one corret answer. Place analogous to assymetrical painted patterns and rough edges, sumsbecome a focus. While dancing in a filed of color, they provide an anchor of order and a place to rest. Here is the difference between and analyytical and and intuiitive mind.
Each collage has a portion of a notebook pkage, handpainted paper and many layer of printing, lifteing and decision making, As I created them I thought a lot about those snippets...an homage to a beautiful, if not slighlty neurotic, mind.