points and only points
The notebooks multiply points using different types of brushes, papers, inks, speeds, and moods of application. They began as sketches of stone walls; the stones became points, and the points became a kind of shorthand calligraphy. For a while I recorded my days in this manner, as one keeps a diary. This developed further when I lived in Hong Kong, where I used Chinese brushes and absorbent paper. The paper registered pressure and duration, the weight of the hand and how long the brush touched the paper. I was thus able to play with the rhythm and size of dots. Always I tried to capture the elemental quality of points and only points.
A point is the minimum unit of form. It hovers on the edge of being, zero-dimensional, more than nothing but less than something. Two point produce a line and a sequence, implying time, event, narrative. Three points create a surface and a horizon, thus location, orientation, alignment. Four or more points produce space and place, and all else.