I have been working on a series of automated drawings based on a small program I wrote. The application translates pixel values of an image into lines in four directions (horizontal, vertical, bottom-left/top-right, top-left/bottom-right). By overlapping these lines, various shades of grey are created, thus translating the bitmap image into a line drawing. The resulting .svg vector file is plotted out with archival ink on 14 by 17 inch paper (Strathmore, 80 lb.) The drawing process takes, depending on the complexity of the image, 3 to 4 hours.

My starting point for these drawings was based on my love and interest in mountains. I grew up surrounded by the Austrian Alps and I wanted to pay homage to some of my favorite mountains. All of the mountains chosen have a very personal story behind them. Most of them I had the pleasure to climb in the past or have a special meaning to me.

I also started to explore various patterns of nature, especially the patterns of tree barks and of the surface of water, as well as the patterns of folding fabric.

And in contrast to the drawings of mountains and nature I started looking at storefronts in New York City, my home for now.

Please check back regularly as I am adding new drawings as I create them. Feel free to reach out to me if you would like to see a specific mountain or storefront. I am very open to create commissioned work to suit your interest.

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