Pilgrimage to Nana

2011

Pilgrimage Drawing

2012

     The drawing was made first as a pilgrimage I made from my home over the course of ninety kilometers to my grandmother’s. The purpose was to dedicate a period of physical exertion and meditation to my grandmother who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. After drawing the line in the world with my body I decided to have the work permanently inscribed into my left arm along a major arterial vein. Ideally this work is intended to be shown alongside the original video documentation of the pilgrimage itself. The drawing is presented below in a large format to emphasize the scale of the journey itself.

Black Tattoo on Skin

Black Tattoo on Skin

My Grandmother, Laura Chartrand passed away in January, 2013, after the cancer had spread throughout her body.