Loss of Definition Series, 2010-ongoing
Loss of Distinction I
Loss of Distinction I

Copperpoint 11"x14" 2010

Loss of Distinction I, Detail
Loss of Distinction I, Detail

Copperpoint 11"x14" 2010

Loss of Distinction II, Detail
Loss of Distinction II, Detail

Brasspoint 11"x14"

Loss of Distinction III, Detail
Loss of Distinction III, Detail

Brass, copper & silverpoint 22"x30" 2010

Silverpoint Study I
Silverpoint Study I

Silverpoint 6"x6" 2012

Silverpoint Study II
Silverpoint Study II

Silverpoint 6"x6" 2012

Silverpoint, and metalpoint in general, is a process where a small piece of metal wire is used as a drawing tool on a prepared surface. The metal leaves a mark, much as pencil lead does, but because the material is harder the lines are very fine. The metals oxidize over time, meaning that the drawings subtly change color with exposure to light and air.