Space. Gravity. Sound. Sight.
To draw the fields that allow form to be perceived in a work of art compels imagining them first. Not to imagine: form. But, to imagine what form may require: imagining space; imagining gravity; imagining sound; imagining sight.
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Five simple components: red, yellow, blue, black, line.
One simple instruction: horizontal brushstrokes not straight.
Within a set of specified components resides the source of all colors and the first element of drawing.
A specified instruction results in a single type of action.
But what is the impulse to make the drawing?
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Inside this drawing live an infinite number of drawings, fluidly created and recreated by the artist until black pastel pigment and white paper coexist, neither one emerging triumphant over the other. Impossible to erase, the black pastel demands a one-way journey. Once black, forever black. And yet the white of the paper is not just the absence of black… just as Dark Ribbon Drawing is not a drawing of a ribbon. The conceptual origin of this work is Minimalism. Lynch says: “Pigment, plane, paper. Nothing more.”
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