Primary Sources - Background Research: 1. 1983

Influenced by Delacroix's Death at Sardanapolas, this work was the first sketch in the sequence of the Primary Sources,[ exhibited as p;art of a solo show at the Mappin Art gallery in 1985] which portrayed a personal response to the romantic belief that artist is both creator and destroyer.It was and alternative vision of the 'self portrait', with a carnavalesque and satirical portrait of my experience of feminism.As such it was intended to break through the 'current' visual languages prevelant in art practice and was  of more a 'social' project .[Feminism had been initially empowering but encouraged too much introspction; it was time to expand the horizon beyond the local/domestic !].

Oil paint on paper 200cmx 300cm