Thursday, March 23, 2017

I Was Here Pt. 4

Here is part 4 of a letter I got from Devin in 1986, I think. In the previous installation, he realized that he could draw on the other side of the piece of paper. So he did. Through the years, in my basement storage, the paper somehow turned translucent, so when he drew on both sides of the piece of paper, both sides came through at the same time. There are faces in there somewhere, but everything is melting, merging, falling into just a series of horizontal lines, falling to the words, some empty horizons.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I Was Here, Pt. 3

Here is the third in a series of drawings and writings that came to me in a letter from Devin probably in 1986. Here he discovers that he can write on both sides of the paper. The face is a box and the lines are twisted as if there was space to be filled and something had to fill it. I see some script and a profile, some attempts at language and expression in the marks on the left side. Not only does Devin realize that he can draw on both sides of the paper, he demonstrates this just by drawing, just by marking it up. He's spewing out his guts in lines because there is a blank sheet of paper and something has to go on it, something has to deface that other side.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

I Was Here Pt. 2

Here is the second page in Devin's letter to me, an adventure in color and words and images in several parts.