Carbon Samples

September 20, 2007 - Present
Powdered graphite

Carbon Samples use powdered graphite to build specimens that expose the unique character of a mark. Using powdered graphite marks as source material, Carbon Samples rely on these “parts” to form new wholes.

These works explore recursion as a mostly digital, sometimes analog, collage process. This interplay between organic and digital is evident not only in the process and materials, but also in the content.

Recursion in plain English, from Wikipedia:
“Recursion is the process a procedure goes through when one of the steps of the procedure involves rerunning the procedure. A procedure that goes through recursion is said to be recursive.”

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