The works I exhibited as a featured artist in Artsweek 2019 were inspired by exercises done in small scale, exploring abstract forms and repetition.
Random input was generated while exercising at the gym to
create spontaneous glitches: lack of motor control caused by muscle fatigue
between sets, pen and planar disturbance caused by riding a static bicycle, and
loss of fine detail caused by not wearing reading glasses.
With a generous eye and a fondness for making meaning, some of the drawings could be said to resemble microscopic unicellular organisms. After researching said organisms – with assistance from Google and my flatmate Chris (who is studying for a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney) – five single-celled “life-forms” were selected to develop into large-scale small-scale pen (and sometimes ink) cartoons.