Black Page 54

Description of work

'Using nib pen and india ink because Laurence Sterne surely wrote with a similar pen (though made of feather, not metal). To make this black page I tried to slowly fill it with lines drawn back and forth down the page - mimicking the movement of a writing pen or, indeed, a reading eye. However under the influence of L.S., I found I kept going into loopy zigzaggy digressions. If you look closely you will see layers of straight lines constantly undermined and complicated by random unruly arabesques.'