In The Sketch, artists featuring in our next issue open up their
sketchbooks, providing an exclusive glimpse of their evolving practice.
This ink drawing is a study for my wall-mounted cast aluminum relief Black Goat vs. Aesthetic Crime and Identity Crime (2010). This work, from the “Comic Book Series,” evolved at a time when I was developing an outsider alter ego in my art practice, whom I named “Black Goat.” I made use of this persona to help develop certain personal experiences into explorations of root issues such as religion, family…