This particular drawing is "Dedicated sensoring/how to hear with clarity". The drawings are quite nice, managing to be both delicate and imprecise (a bit like Klee?); the title adds a lift1 of melancholy. Beeferman describes the motivation behind the series:
"The Eglin FPS-85 radar is a building used by NASA to track orbital debris. Rooted to the ground, yet gazing toward the sky, this structure epitomizes the persistence and limitations of human exploration. My latest series of drawings picture the universe seen by the Eglin: a rotating mass of detritus, rocks, dust and information streams. I imagined the Eglin's desire to project itself into this space alongside its radar waves, to experience the clutter first-hand."
For comparison, the building itself:
 In landscape construction, 'lifts' are a way of describing the process of laying imported or excavated soil in repeated, measured thicknesses (often eighteen inches) in order to arrive at a desired finished grade with even compaction.Posted by eatingbark at February 25, 2009 12:44 PM