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Free standing drawing

My first attempt at a life size free standing drawing. I have learnt a lot on this one and am really glad that I tried to put one together before my show in Michigan, rather than at the space. Basically, I tried to construct the surface out of light weight luan, because I didn't want to have to ship plywood across the continent. But, it simply is too thin to use, and I feel that nothing thinner than 1/2 in. will surfice.

Anyway, it is about 9 feet long and around 6 feet high. The image is from Ilya Repin's "Bargehaulers on the Volga". Behind this image on the wall will be a portrait of Napolean by Ingres and also some images from "The Disaster's of War" by Goya.

The theme for this portion of the installation is oppression. I am considering making all of the floor free standing drawings to represent symbols of the oppressed while the wall drawings will incorporate images that rerpesent the elitist societies of the Eurocentric past. Elements of which I adore!

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Taken on January 1, 2004