The Natural Way to Draw

1975, 14:00 minutes, colour, English


The Natural Way to Draw is a performance taking its title from the traditional drawing textbook by Nicolaides. The performer literally draws her self-portrait upon her own face, following instructions read to her form the text. The 3 dimensional drawing on a 3 dimensional form becomes exaggerated with the representation. The schism of the simulation to the figure becomes a mask - a device to hide behind, or to selectively reveal.

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