Elly Graham

  • Drawing

Despite experience in different media with varying subjects, figure drawing is something to which I always return. The human face and body are infinitely complex, variable and fascinating. The professional models I work with are practiced in holding poses for a long time, allowing for slow contemplative work.

Observations about other’s lives come into play, particularly those of women. Attitudes toward posing (very female and now institutionalized by advertising), implications of clothing and props, observable mental states of the sitter as well as my own mood, thoughts about changing times and the perspective of age - all these contribute to the working process .

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