Flowerplay (Use plastic parts)
2012. h:37cms x w:32cms (framed).
This was the first drawing in this series and as a way into the project I decided to show the flower and its constituent parts in the manner of a botanical illustration. The little doll is from my childhood doll house and she is touching the reproductive parts of the flower together. I was mindful of the lost innocence of childhood, the 'respectabie' tradition of girls and women being taught to draw flowers, and the tremendous artistic and scientific botanical achievements of women such as Marianne North (1830-1890) to today.
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