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The Body in the City

We have no certain knowledge as to the commencement of the art of painting… but they all agree that it originated in tracing lines round the human shadow.
                                                           Pliny the Elder, Book XXXV, Chapter 5 The Invention of the Art of Drawing

This ongoing series captures the traces of the human body and its movement through space, as captured upon the surfaces of the city. For me they feel timeless and primal. Their forms suggest the origins of art making, human representation and expression. They carry a sense of lives lived and performed. The human animal contrasted against the machined, rectilinear backdrop of the modern city - like notes dancing across the rigid staves of sheet music.

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