A rigorous academic figure-drawing training under the American magic realist John Wilde provided the on-going basis for a sporadic production of drawings. In the 80s an interest in two things prompted a series of drawing experiments: one was the early post-modern prohibition against representation of the figure, on the grounds of its reinforcement of cultural sexual stereotypes and hierarchies; and the second was the ability to 'invent' non-existent but convincing bodies, without reference to a model. Attempts were made at non-hierarchic equivalencies of gender representation in certain drawings, along with other drawings producing fictional presences - an ancient trope of drawn representation, given new critical traction during the period of emergence of endless digital-manipulation of photography.

2D Drawings
3D Drawings
2D Drawings
graphite on paper or drafting vellum, dimensions variable, c. 1975-1995
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