Punching the Clock


Paper Embossments


Walking along the railroad tracks in Rock River, Wyoming, I came across a type of grill with large spikes on the back in a random pattern. I sought to explore the use of this found object as a mark-making tool by pounding it into Sintra® boards for different amounts of time (30s, 60s, 120s, 180s, 210s).  I then used the boards as plates to emboss paper, which resulted in five prints with the same basic pattern yet drastic differences between each print and the depth of the embossment that signaled to the amount of time I had hammered the spikes in.