Project: Chance Operations
In this particular project, reducing myself to a mere instrument, I used calligraphy and statistical analysis. Enso is a Japanese word meaning "circle" and a concept associated with Zen. I relinquished my control over the outcome. Instead of expressing my emotions, I intentionally suppressed them by letting chance dictate my next brush stroke. I drew each circle after either clipping a coin or throwing dice.
I threw dice to formulate threading and treadling (i.e. loom pedaling) sequences. The probability of each weaving pattern that I created is one in more than eight trillion. Designing such a unique pattern would not be possible without chance operations.