These large process-driven and improvisatory drawings are made with heavy graphite on 300 lb paper. They arise from an intersection of my response to landscape, and of my interest in the impact and power of collective human activity. The accumulation of marks invests the image with the passage of time involved in making, a parallel to the time investment required to create systemic change. Restricting the mark-making to the front of the picture plane maintains a desired flatness and an orientation of the experience of viewing towards the drawing as object and not image. These drawings convey an immediacy and energy through repetition and a direct application of the material.