Drawing with a Drill
At the time, it got me thinking, what's the oddest, perhaps dumbest, thing I've done while making my work. I've done a lot of things, burning sculptures when they're finished to change their character, leaving paintings out all winter to see how they would weather, etc. But "Drawing with a Drill" stuck in my mind for some reason.
I was in college and working on about 60 masonite panel paintings. I was trying all sorts of things on them, cutting the wood, sanding it, etc. At one point I just started drilling holes in them. Then I looked at my drill and a piece of charcoal I had in my other hand, and the logical thing to do was of course to stick the charcoal in the drill.
I stuck the charcoal in, twisted the torque, and turned the sucker on. The charcoal jumped all over the place. I must have replaced four pieces of vine charcoal to do the drawing above. It made this quirky, jumpy line. I then proceeded to "Paint with a drill". Yes, a brush full of paint, going in circles, about 50 miles a minute. What a total disaster that was....still cleaning the paint off the ceiling.
You can't say I don't follow through on ideas.....