Cassimere I (fig.62)
2022
ink and typewriter

image dimension: 7.5 x 4.5 inches
outer paper dimension: 14 x 11 inches
VICTORIA BURGE GALAXIE AND UNDERWOOD ink and typewriter
Cassimere II (fig.62)
2022
ink and typewriter

image dimension: 6.75 x 4.74 inches
paper dimension: 14 x 11 inches
VICTORIA BURGE GALAXIE AND UNDERWOOD ink and typwewriter
Cassimere III (fig.62)
2022
ink and typwewriter

image dimension 7 x 5 inches
paper dimension: 14 x 11 inches
VICTORIA BURGE GALAXIE AND UNDERWOOD ink and typewriter
Cassimere IV (fig.62)
2022
ink and typewriter

image dimension: 7 x 4.75 inches
paper dimension: 14 x 11 inches
VICTORIA BURGE GALAXIE AND UNDERWOOD typewriter and acrylic ink
123
2021
typewriter and acrylic ink

image dimension: 6.25 x 4.25
paper dimension: 14 x 11 inches
VICTORIA BURGE GALAXIE AND UNDERWOOD typewriter and acrylic ink
337
2021
typewriter and acrylic ink

image dimension: 6.25 x 4.25 inches
outer paper dimension: 14 x 11 inches
VICTORIA BURGE GALAXIE AND UNDERWOOD typewriter and acrylic ink
49
2021
typewriter and acrylic ink

image dimensions: 5 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches
paper dimension: 11.75 x 8.75 inches
VICTORIA BURGE GALAXIE AND UNDERWOOD typewriter and acrylic ink
figure 10
2021
typewriter and acrylic ink

image dimensions: 5 5/8 x 4.75 inches
paper dimension: 11.75 x 8.75 inches
VICTORIA BURGE GALAXIE AND UNDERWOOD typewriter and acrylic ink
300
2021
typewriter and acrylic ink

image dimension: 5 5/8 x 4.75 inches
paper dimension: 14 x 11 inches
VICTORIA BURGE GALAXIE AND UNDERWOOD ink and  typewriter
Figure A
2021
ink and typewriter
11.5 x 8 inches
VICTORIA BURGE GALAXIE AND UNDERWOOD ink and typewriter
Figure B
2021
ink and typewriter
11.5 x 8 inches
VICTORIA BURGE GALAXIE AND UNDERWOOD ink and typewriter
Figure C
2021
ink and typewriter
11.5 x 8 inches
VICTORIA BURGE GALAXIE AND UNDERWOOD typewriter
Square Root
2021
typewriter

image dimension: 6.75 x 4.75 inches
outer paper dimension: 13 x 9.75 inches

Galaxie and Underwood is a series of artworks, begun in 2020, that translate weavers’ draft notations into small patterned works on paper. I use the textile code as a printed semaphore, allowing its intrinsic order to direct my way into a drawing. With no weaving experience, I understand these textile codes as a cryptic language. In response, my drawings become a cipher, a way back into this information.
I often use found materials such as antique papers - surfaces that hold an inherent intimacy; a history of being held by many hands. I employ the structure of the grid through the use of different approaches and tools––most recently the typewriter whose primary movements of up and down and left to right are similar to the warp and weft in weaving––a rigid yet welcome constraint. The typewriter becomes both a mechanical loom and a printmaking tool; typographic symbols function as pattern generators. On top of these typewritten marks, I draw with pen and ink, creating an additional layer that reference stitches or strands of thread. These works give homage to the slow pace and unpredictable rhythm––the perfection and imperfection––of both the analog machine and the object made by hand.

-Victoria Burge