Back again in the studio and was inspired by a recent class visit of the legendary B-Boy Ken Swift who teaches theory and the fundamentals of the dance here in NYC.

One of the challenges in this drawing style is to distill an attitude not just a minimalist drawing, it must have a gesture that has the movement and intent in the dance. One of the great quotes I walked away with from Ken Swifts class was ‘Turn options into transitions’, spoken like a true master as he suggests having foresight in your process so that you can extend your expression.

In my work one can see the subtle transitions in the reworked illustrations and as I changed the applied medium I found yet more options and transitions especially with the ink drawings since they seem to take on a whole other iconography, they remind me of Asian writing.

Soon I will have a more focused body of work in collaboration with Ken Swift in which I will work directly with him as my model, this exchange will be both in theory and practice.