Exquisite Corpse Project               August 2007

This  body of work is based on the surrealist technique cadavre exquis or Exquisite Corpse. Players (friends or other artists) were asked to draw one body part (head/neck, shoulders/torso, waist/hips, legs/feet) on a pre-waxed/inked/marked sheet of paper.  After drawing, they then concealed their image and passed it on (either directly or through the mail) to the next person for a further contribution. One body part was always drawn by me.

After collecting all the “under drawings”, I began to work on putting together the pieces as a whole. I was excited by the prospect of having each body part drawn by a different friend and then, through my overdrawing, painting, and collaging, creating a cohesive, yet very strange image of a person.