Groping Towards
a State of Grace

 

Thistles, Glyphs and Ciphers
Foreground Notes
Dragon Swallows Moon
Outskirts of Things
Lobster Flats
éphémère


TIM TROMPETER

Artist whose work looks at nature through lenses of art history, pattern and chaos, poetics and little epiphanies of direct perception.
 

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FOREGROUND NOTES


Foreground Notes is an ongoing project that employs drawing, film photography and digital imaging to explore new possibilities in the representation of nature.

Culvert (Winter and Spring) 2008


Each drawing sequence, and many of the photographic images, trace the linear contours and calligraphic markings of detail we routinely overlook.

Dans la Nature, l’Écriture

Consecutive drawings record a syntax in seeing and marking. 
Linesets: sumi pen, brush and india ink on paper.



Drawingwall scroll 01 - 16x62



Lineset: sumi pen, brush and india ink on paper

The natural world is noisy and chaotic, systematic yet creative, complex, patterned and perfect. There is an oscillation between structure and chaos, between ordering and disordering, between melody and static. The entire process plays out right in front of our noses.

The Foreground in Winter 2017




Lineset: sumi pen, brush and india ink on paper


The Foreground Notes project has no end in sight, and now includes more than 900 ink and wash drawings, scores of archival pigment prints of various dimensions, video/animation loops and an archive of thousands of film and digital photographs.

Cascade

17 x 52 in.  archival pigment print (collection NYU)


Linesets:   sumi pen, brush and india ink on paper





Increments and syntax: consecutive frames


Incrementum: Reed Field (1995 - ongoing)






Four Ways to See Dewdrops



Linesets: sumi pen, brush and india ink on paper



Drawingwall scroll 02  (1 picture 6 ways)  15 x 30



l’Etang Noir (Black Pond)

not your mother’s rococco not your mother’s rococco 


Land Skip Edge Render ( loop)



Drawingwall Splits




Lineset: sumi pen, brush and india ink on paper



Drawingwall scroll 03 - 15x48


Scree Walk: 15 sumi pen drawings on paper + video loop (2008)

© 2019 Tim Trompeter