These works are inspired by the shapes and forms found in electronic design, as well as by the shapes and functionality of circuit boards. As a starting point for most of the works, I use electronic boards from discarded electronic products, plentiful in our garbage dumps. These discarded boards may get placed in settings inspired by classical portrait engravings and illuminated manuscripts, become paper doll costumes or are used in thermal tests, or become a platform for discovering the line of separation between analog and digital.
These works are inspired by a phenomenon present in any electrical and electronic circuit, called “drift current” – which refers to the property of electrons to jump from atom to atom in the presence of an electric field. These works start with relief monoprints pulled from circuit boards. Then, shapes typical of wires on these boards are cut into the monoprints, and reassembled; everything is collaged onto paper. This process resemble the drift of electrons in functioning circuit boards, where matter is literally exchanged between connected circuits. Thus, these monoprints, much like the circuit boards from which they were printed, become intertwined.
The pieces in the “Regressions” series stand in contrast to the technological progression of image making throughout history. The production of images started with hand drawn, individual ones. The advent of relief/letterpress printing allowed the production of images in larger, but limited quantities. These days, digital technologies allow for virtually unlimited production and repetition of images. In contrast, these works function as a regression where the electronic circuit boards (sometimes even from printers and faxes) are letter-press printed and then collaged onto canvas to create a single, unique image.