The idea of the androgynous figure :
Exploring sexual objectification and looking at the paranoia’s and anxieties attached to this term ; even if subconscious and/or unspoken
'There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender;…identity is performatively constituted by the very “expressions” that are said to be its results'.
(Butler, J, 1990)
It was partly because of Butler’s work that in my drawings I tried to create figures that were neither man nor woman. The view of there not being one or the other, but it is because of how we ‘think’ we should act that we end up having femininity or masculinity
The figures pose in a suggestive way, often submissive, with hair like strands covering where a face ‘should’ be.
Wrapped up in themselves, wearing a mask to hide who, or what, they are