In this note the artist and his collaborators describe the process behind Blueprints, an ongoing body of work composed of abstract blue ballpoint pen ink drawings on found plotter paper, accompanied by a digitally manipulated, ambient-style soundtrack. The soundtrack is created from the sounds of the ballpoint pen's strokes marking the surface of the plotter paper. The artist also reflects on his concerns regarding the practice and meaning of blending the two mediums within his own conceptual processes.

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Vargas-Suarez Universal was born in Mexico City in 1972 and raised near NASA in Houston. The artist lives and works in New York and exhibits with Archibald Arts, New York; Arena@Feed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; and g-Module, Paris.