Front and Back View series

In 2006 I completed my residency at Headington School in Oxford, where as well as teaching I continued my own research into the problem of seeing and believing, and the mechanics of representation. I noticed that a silhouette of a figure could be read as either a front or back view. However, like Wittgenstein’s rabbit/duck figure it could not be seen as both simultaneously. In this series I drew onto photocopies of postcards showing women in landscape to push them into this ambiguous position.

Front and Back View No. 1
pencil on photocopy
21 x 15cm
2005

Purchased by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in 2007
Exhibited in ‘Contemporary Drawings’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in 2009

Front and Back View
pencil on photocopy
21 x 15cm
2005

Exhibited in ‘In Between the Lines’, Trinity Contemporary, 2009

Front and Back View
pencil on photocopy
21 x 15cm
2005

Front and Back View
pencil on photocopy
21 x 15cm
2005

Front and Back View
pencil on photocopy
21 x 15cm
2005

Exhibited in ‘In Between the Lines’, Trinity Contemporary, 2009