Drawings and Inscriptions is a response to Terry Flaxton’s 2008 work The Sum Of Hands, which looked at empathy, intimacy and body language. In this newer piece, the marks made by bodies are reflected in marks made with digital media. Drawings and Inscriptions is an examination of texture and mark making, pixels, lines and hands. Rather than focusing on intimacy it looks at the relationship between intimacy and language.
“I had converted this work into a form of drawing that absolutely stresses the media involved in encoding and presenting it. What new marks could be made with the material of the medium itself?” Drawings and Inscriptions manipulates digital media to see what happens when image upon image is overlaid upon itself - and the image in this case is, of course of that prosthetic of our eye and brain pathway, the hand.