Ball point ink, markers, on bond paper photocopies. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. 2005.


My approach with the Tally Sheet drawings was spontaneous and automatic. The drawings were completed on 5-hour, 8-hour, or 10.5-hour shifts on my 37+ hours, 5-6 day weekly schedule at a Call Centre. I began drawing on my Tally Sheets in January, 2005. The Call Centre fundraised for good causes, non-profit organizations and for the arts. As a Caller, I could draw while I worked. This made the Call Centre unique. The drawings were done on my Tally Sheet where I recorded my sales and pledges, and handed them in at the end of my shift to the Supervisor to be tallied for commission, verified, corrected, and entered. Eventually, I kept the drawings for myself and transferred sales to another sheet. Every Tally Sheet also has the shift hours, station, and date. Names have been covered. The project ended when I left the Call Centre in September, 2005.

Tally Sheets installed at Toronto Free Gallery
Installed with Au Travail/At Work, Toronto Free Gallery, 2007
Tally Sheets installed at Ban Righ Center, Queen's University
Installed at Ban Righ Center, Queen's University, 2007.