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An exploration in overlaid figures from throughout time. Each figure explores an 'idea' of how the female form is posed for art and popular advertising/ magazines - exploring historical contexts of the pose and its forms. Through these, chance works its instinctive quality, exploring the history of art, the advertised figure, the history of life drawing and the chance juxtaposing of figures and forms.
My use of oil pastels allow me to mess with the image, working over many times: eroding, destroying, redrawing and obscuring - representing the layering of time, forgotten or half-remembered pasts and our reforming of the ideal beauty, without allowing any particular 'clarity' of the 'aesthetic' image or pose to sit - exploring how the body is and has been viewed throughout time as idealised forms to our unknowing or known appetites of desire.
This is part of a series first begun during my residency in Cyprus.
Oil Pastels, Linseed Oil, Turpentine, Cloths, Fingers, Charcoal Sticks and Pencil