(final update 10/16/19)
Ever since creating what was really the first artwork I had done in 12+ years (first image below), which was created from a different drawing using carbon paper, tracing paper, a scanner, computer software, and a final layer of acetate, I’ve been wanting to replicate the aesthetic of the piece (with the dark grid that should create “snap” offset from the edges of the cubes) in a series in which each piece will have unique mark-making.
I still haven’t mentally unpacked the content of tracing and repeating/layering but in an analog fashion. At least, any more deeply than accepting this work as a fascination with certain materials I encountered in design school as well as a romanticized notion of analog creativity. I also don’t think tracing has to be anything more complicated than a proxy for printing.