Works on Paper > Textual Pointillism

All the works in this series are created by handwriting text in lines that are each 1/16" tall. They are written in black and/or colored ink, and pencil is used to achieve the various shades of gray. The white in an image is the white of the paper.

Each work in this section is represented by two pages/images: one is an overall view and the other is a detail view.

Malcolm X
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 25 7/8 x 19 inches: image: 17 7/8 x 11 inches
2018
Orphée (Portrait de Frédéric Moreau)
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 21 x 17 1/2 inches; image: 13 1/2 x 11 inches
2018
NRA Wayne LaPierre Mass Shootings
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 23 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches; image: 15 1/8 x 11 1/2 inches
2018
Unfinished Lives (detail)
Ink and pencil on paper
2018
Roy Lichtenstein Kandinsky Spiritual Art
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 x 20 inches; image: 12 x 12 inches
2018
A Picture is Worth 5,511 Words (detail)
Ink and pencil on paper
2018
About Time (Portrait of Stephen Hawking)
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 x 20 in.; Image: 12 x 12 in.
2017
A Man is as Good as His Word (Portrait of Donald Trump)
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 x 20 in.; Image: 12 x 12 in.
2016
A Man is as Good as His Word (detail)
Ink and pencil on paper
2016
Inconsistent Revelations
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 21 1/4 x 17 5/8 in.; Image: 13 x 9 1/2 in.
2016
Inconsistent Revelations (detail)
Ink and pencil on paper
2016
Doug
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 x 20 in.; Image: 12 x 12 in.
2016
Doug (detail)
Ink and pencil on paper
2016
A is for Alchemy
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 22 1/2 x 22 in.; Image: 14 3/8 x 14 1/4 in.
2016
A is for Alchemy (detail)
Ink and pencil on paper
2016
Agnosticism
Ink and pencil on paper
15 x 20 in.
2015
Agnosticism (detail)
Ink and pencil on paper
2015
Benedict Cumberbatch
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 21 x 21 in.; image: 13 x 13 in.
2015
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 21 x 17 in.; image: 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.
2015
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (detail)
Ink and pencil on paper
2015
Vito Acconci
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 x 20 in; Image: 12 x 12 in.
2015
Haruki Murakami
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 x 20 in.; Image: 12 x 12 in.
2014
Homer, The Iliad
Ink, acrylic, and pencil on paper
Paper: 28 1/4 x 28 1/4 in.; Image: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 in.
2014
The Red and the Black (detail)
Ink, acrylic, and pencil on paper
2014
Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil Sartre No Exit
Ink, 22K gold leaf, acrylic, and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 1/2 x 16 3/4 in; Image: 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.
2013
Exquisite Corpse (detail)
Ink, 22K gold leaf, acrylic, and pencil on paper
2013
In the End
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 x 20 in.; Image: 13 x 13 in.
2013
In the End (detail)
Ink and pencil on paper
2013
As You Like It
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.; Image: 13 x 13 in.
2013
As You Like It (detail)
Ink and pencil on paper
2013
Samuel Beckett James Joyce Ulysses Jacques Derrida
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 28 1/4 x 28 1/4 in.; Image: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 in.
2012
Kara Walker Rorschach test
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 x 20 in.; Image: 12 x 12 in.
2012
Bertrand Russell Why I Am Not a Christian
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 21 x 21 in.; Image: 13 7/16 x 13 7/16 in.
2012
Bertrand Russell Why I Am Not a Christian
Ink and pencil on paper
2012
Ingmar Bergman Seventh Seal Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 19 1/4 x 24 1/4 in.; Image: 11 x 16 in.
2012
Ingmar Bergman Seventh Seal Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot
Ink and pencil on paper
2012
Goodnight, Moon Dr. Seuss Harry Potter
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 x 20 in.; Image: 12 x 12 in.
2011
Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page Oscar Wilde Dorian Gray
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 22 x 19 in.; Image: 14 x 11 in.
2010
Michelangelo Delphic Sibyl Aldous Huxley Brave New World
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 19 1/4 x 17 in; Image: 12 x 10 in.
2010
Michelangelo Delphic Sibyl Aldous Huxley Brave New World
Ink and pencil on paper
2010
Book of Luke Charles Darwin Origin of Species
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 18 x 30 in.; Image: 9 3/4 x 22 1/4 in.
2010
Book of Luke Charles Darwin Origin of Species
Ink and pencil on paper
2010
Botticelli Annunciation George Bush Torture Memo
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 21 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.; Image: 14 x 16 1/4 in.
2010
Botticelli Annunciation George Bush Torture Memo
Ink and pencil on paper
2010
Benvenuto Cellini Perseus Medusa Lewis Carroll Through the Looking Glass
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 24 x 20 in.; Image: 16 x 12 in.
2009
Benvenuto Cellini Perseus Medusa Lewis Carroll Through the Looking Glass
Ink and pencil on paper
2009
Bar code US Constitution
Ink and pencil on paper
15 7/8 x 22 in.
2009
Bar code US Constitution
Ink and pencil on paper
2009
President Barack Obama portrait Emancipation Proclamation
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 23 x 20 in.; Image: 15 x 12 in.
2008
George W. Bush Iraq War
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 x 20 in; Image 12 x 12 in.
2008
Book of Genesis
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 x 20 in; Image 12 x 12 in.
2008
Book of Genesis
Ink and pencil on paper
2008
Galaxy Homer The Odyssey Polyphemus Cyclops
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 21 x 21 in.; Image 13 x 13 in.
2007
Galaxy Homer The Odyssey Polyphemus Cyclops
Ink and pencil on paper
2007
Mushroom cloud nursery rhymes
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 21 x 21 in.; Image: 13 x 13 in.
2007
Mushroom cloud nursery rhymes
Ink and pencil on paper
2007
Portrait of my wife Laura
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 19 1/2 x 20 in.; Image: 11 1/2 x 12 in.
2007
Portrait of my wife Laura
Ink and pencil on paper
2007
Andy Warhol
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 x 20 in.; Image: 12 x 12 in.
2005
Ed Ruscha
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 18 7/8 x 18 3/4 in.; Image: 10 7/8 x 10 3/4 in.
2005
American flag Google
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 20 x 22 in.; Image: 12 x 14 in.
2004
American flag Google
Ink and pencil on paper
2004
Albert Einstein Isaac Newton
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 22 1/4 x 24 1/8 in.; Image: 14 1/4 x 16 1/8 in.
2004
Albert Einstein Isaac Newton
Ink and pencil on paper
2004
Self-portrait made by writing my autobiography
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 25 x 19 7/8 in; Image: 13 x 11 7/8 in.
2004
Self-portrait made by writing my autobiography
Ink and pencil on paper
2004
Dear Jackson
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 22 1/2 x 20 3/4 in.; Image: 14 1/2 x 12 3/4 in.
2004
Dear Jackson (detail)
Ink and pencil on paper
2004
Microscope Book of Revelations
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 27 1/4 x 20 1/4 in.; Image: 19 1/4 x 12 1/4 in.
2004
Microscope Book of Revelations
Ink and pencil on paper
2004
St. Jerome Isaac Newton Principia Mathematica
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 24 x 17 in.; Image: 16 x 11 in.
2002
St. Jerome Isaac Newton Principia Mathematica
Ink and pencil on paper
2002
Crucifixion Charles Darwin Origin of Species
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 22 x 18 in; Image: 14 x 10 in.
2002
Crucifixion Charles Darwin Origin of Species
Ink and pencil on paper
2002
God 9/11 attacks
Ink and pencil on paper
16 x 22 in.
2001
God 9/11 attacks
Ink and pencil on paper
2001