10,000 AUTOMATIC DRAWINGS, 2001-2002 felt-tip pen on paper, 8 1/2" x 11" (x 10,000)

I made 10,000 automatic drawings in one year.
Working ambidextrously, I made no effort to control the pen, instead allowing the pen to direct itself. When the pen stopped moving and lifted, the drawing was done. I made no judgements about the drawings as they appeared. Each day’s work was logged and scanned. These expansive sample galleries represent 1/7th of the 10,000 total drawings: for each drawing you see, there are six others not shown. Jump in anywhere. (slideshow format)