Lee Etheredge IV

Text-based visual artist


potomac drop one add one expanding 2009 Type on Japanese paper

potomac 3 up 3 down 2009 Type on Japanese paper (Detail)


Creating drawings with the typewriter in the age of computers --- Many of my drawings are based on rules and simple algorithms set for the drawing prior to typing and then visually realised upon completion. I may use found words, phrases, lyrics or even randomly generated letters as a starting point before proceeding with the drawing. These simple algorithms create extremely complex visual results and relate to many forms in nature as explored and explained by the mathematicians Stephen Wolfram and Benoit Mandelbrot and for me these concepts establish the mathematical underpinning of my work.

potomac reverse word space 2009 Type on Japanese paper (Detail)

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