Friday, April 28, 2017


"Monkeys Typing
number 5


  1. 3.875 X 2.75 inches
    Moulin du Roy 90 lb HP w/c paper
    graphite/watercolor pencils/water-soluble wax pastels

    A friend of mine once compared the way I work
    to monkeys typing on typewriters.

    if a typewriter has 50 keys
    and the word to be typed is banana
    and the keys are pressed randomly and independently
    each key has an equal chance of being pressed
    the chance that the first letter typed is a 'b' is 1/50
    the chance that the second letter typed is an 'a' is also 1/50 and so on
    therefore, the chance of the first six letters spelling banana is
    (1/50) × (1/50) × (1/50) × (1/50) × (1/50) × (1/50) = 1/15,625,000,000
    less than one in 15 billion but not zero
    so it is a possible outcome
    you might not want to sit around waiting for it

  2. i'm terribly good at sitting around and waiting for it