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Simple Drawing

Sheila Pepe's Simple Drawing

Sheila Pepe

Pepe used recycled materials to complete this work.

"It recalls the flamboyance of things like carnivals and a mad hatter’s game of dress-up," says Paul Tucker, professor of art and curator of the campus’s Arts on the Point. "It is whimsical but at the same time is clear and contained. Within those restraints it is like a surrealist automatic drawing."

Automatic drawing was developed by the surrealists as a means of expressing the subconscious. In automatic drawing, the hand is allowed to move "randomly" across the paper.

 


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