I first began using photocopy, in 1987, as an act of rebellion toward my own figurative oil paintings. I made a little booklet entitled "So Fuck You", containing small photocopied images of my large paintings with irreverent commentary like, "another meaningful gesture". I found the activity liberating and a way to channel attitudes and perspectives more spontaneously. The inherent enlarging capacity of the technology led to the large-scale gridded wall installations, culminating with the "Bad Girls" show in 1994. More recently I have returned to photocopy within the parameters of my "Symmetrical Procedures", because the material is carbon-based toner.