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NEGATIVE BACK WITH LEAVES
Plaster, glass, Acer leaves, wood frame
660mm h x 420mm w x 50mm d.


This view of a nude, with the arms raised behind the head has been a theme I have worked on for years, I first used it in my final MA degree show, at the RCA’ 79. Several versions have evolved, and my main concern was to produce a female nude combined with other elements. In this particular piece - the negative form with the cascading leaves- I hoped to produce a contemplative mood. The negative surface creates a ‘ghost’ of a figure, which changes with different light values. The interplay between an interior and exterior space, and an allusion of the ‘elements’ - with the falling leaves, was my equivalent of a visual poem…

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