Moment by Moment II, one of 3 images of the same pose, each could be hung individually or as a triptych. A meditative stance, the ribbon chocker round her neck juxtaposed with the tranquillity of the pose. (simple bespoke black frame and ivory window mount)
SHE: I want to depict women as thinkers, strong, singular entities not mother or queen or sex object, able to indulge and be guilty of sloth or envy, and still maintain feminine beauty – sirens. The representation of women in art has been a preoccupation through a degree in Archaeology: the goddess figures of fertility, the possibility of matriarchal societies in the Neolithic and the dominance of homemaker, gatherer roles for women. Experiencing portrayals of women in Degas delicate dancers and burlesque bathers, Rodin’s fallen in the gates of hell and sexualised drawings of women, Henry Moore’s gigantic queens and powerful mothers cradling infants reinforce the same guises investigated in Archaeology.
The prints are cardboard cuts – like lino prints but made by cutting into and marking mount board, I work directly from a life model to make the plates so they have an expressive and direct feel. They are printed in relief and I add a gold glaze to some of the backgrounds – the guilt adds to the allure of the female form and contrasts with the strength of the black print. I print a small edition of 5 prints, a maximum of 10 and one proof, using my studio printing press. The depiction of form through line is influenced by the linear depictions of women in Picasso’s blue period drawings and the later line drawings of women in Matisse’s work.
hand made paper, ink, press, gold glaze
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