AUTOGRAFF ABSTRACTION The autograff abrstraction series of sketches substitutes randomly generated abstractions of letters in place of known characters. Autograff drawings trade typographical stems, strokes, ascenders and descenders for sequences of abstracted line segments. The drawings are intended as a first step toward harnessing the ideas embedded in the autograff algorithm for architectural ornamentation.
Graffiti tracing the pathways of fire stairs on the exteriors of buildings marks literally the extent of a graffiti writers creative reach as he tags a wall. Some of the tags even seems to be clumsily tumbling or sliding sharply down the stairs. This direct relation between the writer and the architecture sets the composition for this series of drawings.