Systematic variation / ONE encapsulates the first iteration of a new idea for processing the drawings, which sees them becoming more complex, more impure, more abstracted, more serendipitous. Perhaps with more haptic materials there's some desire to keep the line tight, and work cleanly or deliver a polished final piece. With digital tools I increasingly find my interest lies more in the opposite direction. Working on how to add randomness, avoid clinical symmetries, explore new techniques to distort and modulate the colour blocks and line work, in order to produce unexpected or surprising results, is something I’m keen to study further. As desktop computers have increased in power, so the ability to work on larger, denser files in close to real time has advanced, and as such it’s becoming possible to work on more complex studies while the paint's still wet, at least metaphorically speaking. SysVar ONE is one of a new set of drawings that takes full advantage of this new speed bump in the studio, and uses the opportunity to work into the geometry more intricately.