Andrew Maize is an artist who currently lives Lunenburg Nova Scotia. His work is varied and often explores the obscenity of obsolescence, consumption and the possibilities and processes of working with discarded materials. Concepts and ideas find their outlet in the variety of mediums with underlying tones of humour, the ready-made, performance, institutional criticism and re-purposed intention. He also loves a good pun. Maize is an arts educator and organizer and has been involved in collaborative projects such as the White Rabbit Arts Residency and Festival (NS), the Circus of the Normal (NS) and is currently curating an exhibition called The Art of the Kite: 2,500 years of Science and Wonder at the Lunenburg Art Gallery. Maize describes The Marker Drawing Series as an exploration in process, colour and notions of time and space. He says that the physicality of used permanent markers led to questions of the possible alternative systems or parameters that these markers could create “drawings” in. The ink is thus “drawn” from the markers through stacked paper and creating images using gravity, the fibres of the paper and the chemicals in the markers. Each drawing is unique as a moment in time, with the visible connections to the past and future as the colours blend, bleed and dry.