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