Originating from studies for sculptural production, these ballpoint pen drawings etched on leatherette operate within a system of limitations and preconditions. Certain material exigencies or inflexibilities arising from working with commercially-produced ballpoint pens on factory manufactured polished fake leather results in a somewhat regimented production process predicated on a specific set of rules. Strictness and precision, in contrast to the banality and “cheapness” of such materials as pink leatherette, foregrounds the surface tension. These contrasting qualities of high and low, hard and soft, cheap and valuable – all come into play to experiment and extend the language of drawing.

drawings on leatherette