In making the series Helicopter Drawings (2010), I sought to capture visually the visceral feeling of flying in a helicopter. In the air over the mountains in South Africa, I sketched while moving through time and space. The constant movement of the craft, turning, climbing, descending rapidly, hovering, coupled with the wind, affected the mark. The record of the pressure of my hand on the pen and paper is the index of my experience. Scans of the drawings registered the relative amounts of ink absorbed by the paper; thus the peaks and valleys are the landscape of my body in flight. The resulting digital images continue to be a generative source of my work, influencing the PERforation series, Fractal drawings and paintings, BEARINGS DOWN and The Landscapes Within the Landscapes.