With a single line, or strike-through of text, the Iowa State Legislature took funding from The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and applied it to the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. The blunt action of the line-out appears simple, but the consequences and signals of this action are significant. In the past, I have considered the line as a thing which connects, aligns, and accumulates to build form. It is a way to move through space. It is a beginning. The line used in appropriations is a line of negation and it is this use that struck me. Pieces of grass are placed on paper in a composition resembling botanical illustration, and the space around them is lined-out, obscuring context and making it difficult to notice the grass. They’re attractive, but this pleasing quality is ultimately a diversion from the form.
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