Lee Etheredge IV's mark-making
tool of choice is the manual typewriter. It takes Etheredge over
a million hits at the typewriter to make one of his minimalist drawings--letter
after letter, row after row, his accumulated marks become squares
on edge, circles in a void, and bands of gray adrift.
For Etheredge, making these drawings is a meditative act
out of which hidden natural and mathematical patterns emerge "like
the sedimentary layers of a lake or the annual rings of a tree...typing
is a process of making time visible."