Project Description

Stain (2009)

Automotive Exhaust on Paper
Dimensions variable

This project was created using a steel device that attached to my car’s tailpipe and filtered my automotive exhaust. Over a year’s time, I placed a 6” by 6” piece of paper in the device each day that I drove my car to create a drawing. The resulting series of over 140 works explores the tension that exists between the conflicting desires both to make a mark on the world and to leave no trace.

The video version of this project can be found here.

A longer essay about this project that was published in Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts Quarterly can be found here.