SYMBOLS INVENTORY After an absence from the studio, I decided to facilitate my reentry in January 2012 by reviewing the recurring symbols in my past work. I came up with 78, and over the next few months I drew them on manuscript pages (from my novel, Parts Per Million) and other random Xeroxes I had collected over the years. First I laid the Xeroxes on the floor and flung paint over them to generate the initial marks. Then I added inked grounds, often with a horizon line to reference landscape. Finally I drew, painted, or applied a digital print of a symbol on each piece.
The Symbols Inventory fed directly into the paintings of The Space Between, and a selection from the series was exhibited alongside the larger works.