Linear Systems (Small Pieces)

Each piece of this series starts with a simple idea of organizing lines in a square format. The small size of these drawings (4 by 4 inches or 6 by 6 inches) calls for intimate reading, which fosters a one-on-one relationship between the viewer and the pictures, seen either as solo pieces or as small ensembles.

“Forthright instruction, wherewith lovers of the clavier, especially those desirous of learning, are shown in a clear way … to achieve a cantabile style of playing, and thereby to acquire a strong foretaste of composition.” From the title by J. S. Bach for his second manuscript of the Inventions and Sinfonias (1723)