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Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Print
Artist/Maker: Leiper, Marion
Place Made: United Kingdom: Aberdeenshire, Gray's School of Art
Date: 2011
Media/Materials: woodcut on somerset double imperial paper.
Dimensions: frame size: 145 cm x 115 cm; image size: 110.5 cm x 75.5 cm
Awards: RGU Printmaking Purchase Award
Classification: Printmaking

Description:

2011 Degree Show Purchase Prize Framed print on paper
The paper has been hand tinted and then screen printed with several different layers on top

Artist's Statement
“My work this year has been on personalities, exploring personal traits and characteristics of people. I have incorporated a selection of anthropomorphic stereotypes which describe people in a colloquial manner, for instance mischievous monkeys and wise old owls, People’s perceptions of themselves sometimes differ from how they wish to be seen or how others see them. Constructing these abstracted representations and combining them with descriptive text, their favourite colours and other imagery relating to their work and/or interests. They convey or communicate a self-representational feel of individuals and creating a metaphoric language. Using woodcuts and screen-printing as my primary method, there is a building up of layers to produce these narrative compositions”


Object Number: ABDRG2011.31