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In January, 2007, I was an artist-in-residence at the Gil-society in Akureyri, Iceland, a town just below the Arctic Circle. I requested a winter residency specifically to see the aurora borealis, a continuously moving phenomenon caused by atmospheric gases interacting with solar particles. I translated the flux of the aurora into a language of discrete marks and fluid gestures. I built the drawing with layers of gouache and ink using brush and pen, subtracted with sandpaper and ink washes, and then reconstructed again. Like the aurora, each image is a provisional conclusion to an evolving process.