Beside you, there (sketchbook)
The constituent acts of drawing and writing function together for me as a means by which to interpret and make sense of my day to day interactions with strangers and those I love. My sketchbook images and their accompanying captions are conceived collectively as introspective, playfully quizzical anthropomorphic abstractions, mundane recollections, and multi-iterative representations of the human figure. The subjects portrayed in my drawings and attending poems are an expository of perceived incidental narratives extrapolated from the comings and goings of my everyday life. They are a meditation on the strange sanctity of carrying out such unremarkable quotidian rituals as waiting for the bus, washing one’s hair, or shovelling snow: an homage to the profundity (and absurdity) of self-talk, and a journal of allegorical projections involuntarily cast upon the inanimate material world and it’s inhabitants. Here, a diaristic consortium of visuals and words are arranged as a means to codify fragility, adoration, longing, and hopefulness under the guise of common-placed interactions and un-monumental gestures. These illustrations and captions mutually play host to a series of restless solitary platitudes, sensual jests, and apprehensive confessions — conscripting the solace of familiar motions alongside the tremulous exploits of suppressed desire.