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I Sing the Body Electric: Drawing and Painting Active Bodies in an Active Workplace

Banks, Charlotte Susan


This project explores how drawing and painting based on extended observation can render vitality. Having embedded myself in my local automotive repair workshop, I made a large number of experimental paintings and drawings. I tested how forms of figuration and abstraction varied in their ability to convey the vitality of the scene and the painter’s presence. The investigation led to a final body of paintings in which areas of figuration broke down, allowing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (MPhil)
DOI: 10.25911/5d6907be92db5


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