These images came from a period of my artistic experimenting where I made hundreds and hundreds of highly random figure drawings on the backs of pieces of used computer paper that I fished out of a dumpster. I used cheap black housepaint and one cheap paint brush that I bought at a hardware store, sitting for hours, cranking out painting after painting, looking for something interesting to emerge that would accord with my sense of spontaneous simple elegance. A stack of failures would mount around me, sitting on the floor of my then tiny efficiency apartment, matress leaned against the wall, bike proped against a door, sun rays filtering through small kitchen windows to create a serene sanctuary for creative contemplation. In later years, I photographed the few best outcomes of about a year's worth of trials, digitally improving their visual appeances somewhat to enable art prints of higher material quality than the raw originals. I produced probably a thousand "failures" to finally arrive at the ones you see here in this gallery.
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