Losing (Her Meaning)


Oil on canvas

50 x 70 cm

This painting was a key work in the Waiting for Meaning exhibition of 1988.

The model floats face down, in dark green-blue water. It is a work not only about questioning representations of the female body, but also about the quest for a language that facilitates discussion of this issue.

The Artwork as Misunderstanding
There is a crisis regarding Representation.
They are looking for Meaning as if it was a thing.
As if it was a girl, required to take her panty off as if she would want to do so, as soon as the true interpreter comes along.
As if there was something to take off.
(MD 1991)