These drawings began as graphite rubbings. In Spring, 2016, Tim and I spent a week visiting Neolithic monuments (tombs, standing stones, stone circles) on the West Coast of Ireland. At each site I would choose a stone, placed a sheet of paper on the surface and made a rubbing. Back in the studio at the Ballinglen Foundation I drew into the marks made by the graphite crayon as it picked up the surface texture of the undressed stone. Later that Summer, Tim and I camped in the Sierras where I made rubbings on granite outcrops.