As all artists know, drawings can be made in countless ways in a wide variety of media on almost any surface, from cave walls to the virtual space on a computer screen. There is something primal about the act of drawing, making marks on something as a way of expressing one's being that is immediate and direct. This immediacy and directness can nevertheless be channeled to serve more than just the expression of feelings or sketching pictures. Drawing may very well be an ancient bridge linking the making of images and written language. This thought is hardly new, something explored by many visual artists and poets over the years. This possible connection, however, remains fertile ground for developing the experimental potential of this artform, including digital forms of drawing unimaginable when I began working in this medium in the early 1970's. The drawings in this section were all made with traditional materials: graphite, ink, or oil crayon on paper. While the materials used are traditional, even timeless, all these drawings are essentially signs, symbols, 'ideoforms,' or pictograms: 'post-Conceptual' experiments meant to broaden the parameters of graphic representation of ideas, and perhaps revive something of that ancient connection between images and writing.