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I created this work by drawing from a photograph I took. I cropped the image severely so only leaving only the bottom half of the head visible. I drew an outline in pen and then repeated the image over the top of the initial drawing. I photocopied the double-image, pulling the image along the length of the scanner, creating the idea of a face on top of a face. I used Blue and Black ink to create subtle differences in line and form.

The repetitive lines created a blurred and gender ambiguous form, whilst the angle of the drawing - taken from below - situates the viewer in an unusual and uncomfortable position. The photographic process - manipulating a photograph and a drawing - creates space between the original image (and our understanding of it) and the final artwork. Though it is a simplistic line drawing, the multiple lines and subtle differences in colour add depth and texture to an otherwise flat image.

This work is on multi purpose paper, sold frame mounted.

Materials used:

Paper, ink, inkjet

Head and chin (2014)


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Becca Harris

United Kingdom

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