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An aerial landscape evaporated ink drawing by Oregon artist Michael Boonstra
Spending Time In Places I've Never Been...
(detail)
ink, graphite, acrylic on duralar mounted on clayboard

An ongoing series of drawings utilizing evaporated ink as a base layer, then manipulated with graphite, ink, and acrylic. These drawings all are invented aerial landscapes meant to occupy a visual vernacular similar to satellite images. The evaporation of the ink is a parallel process to the geologic forces that form the surface of our planet. The geometry that is overlaid is a proxy for human made marks upon the landscape. While the scale of these drawings is relatively small, they unfold as vast stretches of earth in the studio. My actions mimicking our incursions upon the surface of the Earth as a way to consider what is lost or rendered invisible at such a scale.