In works on paper that are simultaneously free flowing and highly structured, I engage with a set of rules that govern the ordering and repetition of marks or gestures. I investigate the potential of these systems to generate intricate patterns and unexpectedly evocative forms. The finished work both embodies and documents the process involved in its creation.
From a distance, each of these compositions suggests a tonal field of grey and black with subtle variation in texture and depth. Drawing closer, the marks become visible, gradually revealing their complexity over time. Slowly, like an object coming into focus under a microscope, the logic of the work becomes discernible, even as the particulars of execution remain elusive. Just as I become lost in the experience of making, I want the viewer to be immersed in the temporality of seeing.
Jane Springwater, 2018