28 minute Snail Drawing with Foam
2019
Photographic Diptych, archival pigment print
12"x12" on 20"x30" sheet(Ed.of 6); and 16"x16" on 24"x40" sheet (Ed. of 6)

This is a series I have been working on for overtwenty years - on and off. Some years I don't do any, others - like a couple of years ago when I traveled to Nova Scotia I engaged intensively with the project. It is based on the drawings made by snails on the wet sand in the inter-tidal zone. They are part of an ongoing series of works involving collaboration between the snails and me.
I choreograph the snails’ starting positions, and then photograph the marks they make over time. I tend to think of the snail pieces as a metaphor for the order we establish in our lives, and how the element of chance enters in to shape the result - regardless of how much we attempt to structure it. Editions of 10 or 6.
Snail Drawings Series