A Continuous Scroll
A Continuous Scroll
graphite on paper
4 in. x 6 in. each

A Continuous Scroll is a drawing project that borrows from the format of the Chinese handscroll. The project consists of me making one graphite rubbing every day of either a road, parking lot, or gas station. On the back of each drawing, I record the date, time, and location where the drawing was made. The scale of the drawings allows me to keep paper in my truck or wife’s van at all times. I’m not necessarily interested in trying to record specific sites, as much as I’m attempting to document time. I do not have an intended date of completion for the project.

The title of the piece contains a variety of references, not only to the handscroll, but also to Kerouac’s scroll, and the infinite scroll, which is now a common feature of digital life.