"Wall Chart of World History from Earliest Times to the Present," detail (1997)

"Wall Chart of World History from Earliest Times to the Present," detail, 1997
Ink, graphite on rag paper, 51 x 396 inches
Collection of Ace Gallery
Courtesy Ace Gallery, Los Angeles

"There was ‘The Wall Chart of World History...’ and I think the reference to history came after making this drawing and seeing it as kind of a time line because it has this feeling of different events being portrayed, one taking over another. It was a long red drawing and it looked like it was a spirograph drawing. It had a real biomorphic quality, almost like it was composed of intestines or something."

- Tim Hawkinson