Man dressed as woman

Linda MARRINON: artist

Not On Display

About the work

igures with comic book simplifications, as with Seated figure with clouds (1994). In 2001, following a Samstag Scholarship award, she studied at the New York Academy of Art, which resulted in her new understanding of sculpting the human figure. Her subsequent standing figures adopted a repertoire of poses embodying her fascination with the decorated body, how dress can shape identity and the history of figure sculpture art. From 2006, the anti-heroic and accessorized figure sculpture has predominated in Marrinon’s practice, following her paintings of mock historical portraits. Plaster’s plasticity allows her to work up the formative identities of her characters clothed in their everyday ‘costumes’. Identity can also be switched through dress, as with Woman in sailor suit (2009) and Man dressed as woman, (2010).
Man dressed as woman
Artist/Maker and role
Linda MARRINON: artist
70.6 x 17.5 x 12.6cm
Credit line
Purchased through The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2010
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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This is one of the sculptures in our collection.