The inspiration for this series comes from the idea of doodling. I wanted to experience making art through an intuitive and carefree manner without any prior preparations. No rules, no over-thinking, no restrictions. I wanted to make art for the reasons I did as a kid. Going back in time and making art that did not mean anything. The art could be interpreted in any way possible. It is purely made for enjoyment and in a way from boredom, because what is the motive behind doodling anyways?
I drew eyes and teeth because I felt that they could be easily manipulated and because of their repetitive quality. I like drawing these two things but I never imagined that once I drew them on the ink splotches they would start to form into faces. This really surprised me because this concept-less body of work begun to create a concept on its own. Furthermore, it opened up the possibility of people relating to the work even though the faces are more monster-like than human.
This series made me step out of how I usually work. People familiar with my work might not recognize this as mine but possibly the detail obsession might give it away. Even though this was mostly intuitive I did create rules which were purely made for composition sake. Every piece has a similar approach to it, yet they all are very different from each other. The idea of repetition also fascinated me. With every couple of pieces I would draw in another repetitive symbol into the work. Probably out of boredom from doing the same thing over and over again. Which is funny because people doodle from boredom yet I got bored from doodling, therefore I doodled some more.
Listening to: Paper Route