The Original She.
Over 30 hours, 8 pens and numerous pen nib and ink cartridge changes later, She was created.
This is also where it all began. The love of drawing the human form. The lines, the crevasses, the shadows, the differences we all wear.
The original has been drawn on Arches 300gsm cotton rag paper which is artist grade, museum quality archival paper, made to last at least 75 - 100 years.
Size and Framing:
Total framed size is 57cm wide x 54cm high x 3cm deep.
Professionally framed by Lush Frames in gorgeous light oak with black mat board, She will fit into any home and is ready to hang.
It all began when I was on a scroll (an instagram scroll) and realised that I'd just admired the bodies of two different females for entirely different reasons to what society may in a more mainstream way value in a photograph of a female. This began my thinking that often we are drawn to the actual outline of a figure and whether it falls into what we critique as 'desirable'. What I'd instead just done was admire how the shadows fell across figures of different form and figures held in different positions and how these contrasts intrigued the viewer and changed the whole perception of the image.
There began the project of drawing something which denied the viewer the traditional silhouette of a female figure and instead drew the viewer in, away from the negative space surrounding the figure. The eye is first drawn to the light dancing along her skin and then led around the figure with the angles of shadow and changes in gradient. The viewer is invited to explore the folds, textures and beauty of ’She’ herself, rather than getting lost in perceiving whether she is 'desirable' from figure alone.
'She' is also available as a Limited Edition Print in A3 or A2 size.
Original vs Open Edition vs Limited Edition Prints:
The Original is the original drawing of the artwork. Open edition prints are printed an unlimited number of times whereas limited edition prints are limited to a set number which will not be exceeded and each print is numbered as part of an edition and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Freight is included in the purchase price. The original will be freighted via courier to a buyer within Australia.
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