THE GRAND CHARADE
2014 - 2017
These drawings were produced over several years, made with a variety of black and white materials including Chinese ink, Lacquer, Acrylic paint, pencils, charcoal, chalk and crayons, continually working over the thickening, layers of imagery. They combine information from an armoury of cut-outs and collaged material. Distorted fragments are used in combination with newspaper cuttings, martial imagery, gloss and glitz, Marvel comics and Busby Berkeley Hollywood stills. Words and statements collected over time from many resonant and eclectic sources, then letterpress printed in red, torn up and distorted. They represent the opening volley of the ‘Grand Charade’.