​"A few things I have found to be true. If you leave out important things or events that you know about, the story is strengthened. If you leave or skip something because you do not know it, the story will be worthless"

- Ernest Hemingway .

Steve's quick, gestural indications made onto prints of the works in progress constitute drawing as a way to think; a private notational language. Some of the completed works carry the traces of these gestures, despite being forged entirely in-computer.

Doesn't-work drawing.jpg

Early working drawing for "DOESN'T/WORK"

Pencil on digital print

140 x 140mm

2019

Working drawing for "Andy or Jenny"

Pencil and oil pastel on physical and digital collage

1190 x 910

2019

Republic drawing.jpg

Working drawing 

Pencil and oil pastel on physical and digital collage

220 x 220mm

2018

Julia Davis drawing.jpg

Early working drawing for "Julia Davis"

Pencil and oil pastel on digital collage

191 x 246mm

2017

Backpack shadow drawings.jpg

Working drawings

Charcoal on digital compositions

Each 210 x 297mm

2020

Red circle print.jpg

Working drawing

Digital collage

406 x 241mm

2019

Other other drawing.jpg

Early working drawing for "Other other other other object one (chant)"

Pencil and oil pastel on digital collage

372 x 279mm

2019

Please change Drawing.jpg

Working drawing for  "Please Change"

Pencil on digital collage

394 x 280mm

2019

Garden from the back room drawing.jpg

Working drawing

Pencil and oil pastel on digital print

204 x 130mm

2018

Data set shadow drawings.jpg

Working drawing 

Charcoal on digital print of image dataset

210 x 297mm

2020

CCTV cross drawing.jpg

Early working drawing for "The Egg"

Oil pastel on digital print

398 x 225mm

2019

meal on a plate drawing.jpg

Working drawing for "meal on a plate, plate on a table, meal on table"

Oil pastel and physical collage on digital collage

418 x 380mm

2019

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