The chalkboard installations explore education and academia as systems through which information is learned and processed. The chalkboard exists as a rudimentary format by which information is transferred, having slowly become obsolete. Like drawing, the act of writing physically involves the body in the process of communication, which is similarly becoming increasingly limited. The pixilated surfaces of the work reference white noise, static, QR codes, and other signifiers of our digital world.
This series is also a commentary on hiding the history of "place". Whether a residency space, a gallery, a museum, or academic setting, the process of eliminating the physical presence of the artists there before is consistent. By unearthing the remnants, marks, and scars from those who occupied the space prior, the work pays homage to the history of the space through site-specific works unique to each environment. Utilizing a porcelaneous composite for the fabrication of the "chalk", it specifically engages in critical discourse regarding the field of contemporary ceramics.