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Trace Drawings - 2003


Carbon Trace (2003)

Charcoal on paper
180cm x 75cm

Ferrum Trace (2003)

Iron oxide on paper
180cm x 75cm


The absence of the figure in these pieces implies its loss. Using these essential elements to leave a trace or essence on the surface of the paper relates to the transience of human life acknowledging our own mortality. Leaving a silhouette uses the space as a material which allows the viewer a place to occupy. The bodies form gives us the chance to experience the drawings on our own terms as humans. 

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