Driving through long stretches of interstate highway between Illinois and Missouri, the sight of massive agricultural irrigation systems is not uncommon. Their forms break the monotony of the unchanging Midwestern plains. Among the few visual breaks provided by the ubiquitous signs for fireworks, antique malls, and reminders to Repent, these irrigation lines roam what are visually barren yet agriculturally fertile stretches of land.

The basic form for the following sketch takes inspiration from irrigation lines, assembles them in rows, and translates their collective form into a presentation akin to a nonsensical typing of a abstract characters, line by line, strung together by a carriage return.

main model: brass
study models: styrene and/or wood
drawings: acrylic and printed paper