Ignoring advertisements online is a ritual of resistance. It is repeated but not without effort to refuse to view, click, or engage. In this work, the silhouettes of material goods are drawn from items advertised online. The marks are computer-mouse movements, tracings of where the hand and mind were looking online. The meditative processes of drawing and printmaking are opposite to the fast-paced consumerism of online life. By taking these items out of the very controlled online space, they can be used for purposes which are opposite to the online world.
These prints were made work during my time as an Artist-in-Residence at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory in Cleveland, OH. Thank you to the Morgan team for your space and time!