It Was A Place Beyond Compare With A Magnetism Like No Other is a collection of drawings made with ordinary Ticonderoga #2 pencil on prepared panel and paper. I use this particular pencil because of its simplicity as a tool, and for its oblique reference to childhood memories, a recurring subject in my work. Whereas previous drawings recall childhood road-trips or measure miles with numerous ruled and tallied pencil lines, the current drawings began with my pencil wandering the streets of old local maps, tracing imaginary routes. This meandering pencil line then spilled across scraps of earlier drawings, and eventually made its way onto prepared panels. I think the work in It Was A Place Beyond Compare With A Magnetism Like No Other might be asking, so where is this place and how do we get there?