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Matthew Ferguson

Tricep Study

Watercolour on watercolour paper

12 x 9 inches



Breaking down parts of the human body to their basic functions and reimagining their form is at the core of my artistic practice. I have a predilection for examining materiality and how that relates to our understanding of a given object or, even, our own bodies. With this in mind, I created this piece in order to reimagine an otherwise recognizable muscle/bone structure and parallel it's various organic aspects with inanimate (specifically human-made) materials; I wanted to redefine the rigid, structural nature of our bones and the electrically-induced, work-performing network of our muscles. For this purpose, I referenced anatomical diagrams/schematic drawings, which alludes to the idea that these works might also serve as teaching materials.

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