…To make a line requires a totality of being, of will and imagination. What constitutes a line, which is an exercise in metaphysics, one may speculate on for eternity, but even an idiot can draw a line, and in so doing he is the equal of the professor for whom the nature of line is a mystery beyond all comprehension.
Henry Miller The Colossus of Moroussi
My practice is rooted in drawing for three main reasons. First, economy of means: provided I have a pen or pencil, a straightedge and a surface of some sort, I can work almost anywhere. Second, drawing allows me to be almost self-sufficient (even if it also entails that no part of the working process can be farmed out to anyone else). Third - but most important - the line, which is fundamental to my drawing, is an endless source of fascination. The drawn line is not merely a mark on a surface, it is the trace of an action: the line embodies physical movement. People are often surprised to learn that my drawings are made by hand and that the imagery is not computer-generated. For me, the actual activity of drawing is vital; drawing is the equivalent of thinking and not merely a way of transcribing ideas into visual terms.