Cassimere I (fig.62)
2022
ink and typewriter
image dimension: 7.5 x 4.5 inches
outer paper dimension: 14 x 11 inches
Cassimere II (fig.62)
2022
ink and typewriter
image dimension: 6.75 x 4.74 inches
paper dimension: 14 x 11 inches
Cassimere III (fig.62)
2022
ink and typwewriter
image dimension 7 x 5 inches
paper dimension: 14 x 11 inches
Figure A
2022
ink and typewriter
11.5 x 8 inches
Figure B
2022
ink and typewriter
11.5 x 8 inches
Figure C
2021
ink and typewriter
11.5 x 8 inches
Figure D
2022
ink and typewriter
11.5 x 8 inches
123
2021
typewriter and acrylic ink
image dimension: 6.25 x 4.25
paper dimension: 14 x 11 inches
Cassimere IV (fig.62)
2022
ink and typewriter
image dimension: 7 x 4.75 inches
paper dimension: 14 x 11 inches
Theta
2022
ink, typewriter and collage
image dimension: 6.75 x 4.74 inches
paper dimension: 14 x 11 inches
347
2021
typewriter and acrylic ink
image dimension: 6.75 x 4.25 inches
outer paper dimension: 14 x 11 inches
figure 10
2021
typewriter and acrylic ink
image dimensions: 5 5/8 x 4.75 inches
paper dimension: 11.75 x 8.75 inches
Coverlet
2021
typewriter and acrylic
image dimension: 6.75 x 4.75 inches
paper dimension: 13 x 9.75 inches
Square Root
2021
typewriter
image dimension: 6.75 x 4.75 inches
outer paper dimension: 13 x 9.75 inches
Gamma
2021
typewriter on book page
image dimension: 6.75 x 4.75 inches
outer paper dimension 13 x 9.75 inches

Galaxie and Underwood is a series of artworks that translate weavers’ draft notations into small patterned works on paper. I use the textile code as a printed semaphore, allowing its intrinsic order to direct my way into a drawing. With no weaving experience, I understand these textile codes as a cryptic language. In response, my drawings become a cipher, a way back into this information.
I often use found materials such as antique papers - surfaces that hold an inherent intimacy; a history of being held by many hands. I employ the structure of the grid through the use of different approaches and tools––most recently the typewriter whose primary movements of up and down and left to right are similar to the warp and weft in weaving––a rigid yet welcome constraint. The typewriter becomes both a mechanical loom and a printmaking tool; typographic symbols function as pattern generators. On top of these typewritten marks, I draw with pen and ink, creating an additional layer that reference stitches or strands of thread. These works give homage to the slow pace and unpredictable rhythm––the perfection and imperfection––of both the analog machine and the object made by hand.

-Victoria Burge