Emblems is body of work of gouache on paper that builds upon the systems of lines and abstraction laid out in a previous painting: Hold. Hold is a small oil painting on canvas in dark indigo blue lines on a crisp white ground with a series of interlocking lines and shapes. Emblems takes the initial methods of making - the systems of line generation and layering - from Hold and builds and riffs on them to create a series of images where lines intersect and disappear into one another to create designs somewhat akin to celtic knots and other continuous line work.