Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Print - More inertia.  One plate from the suite of 20 prints entitled 'Trust Me'
  • More inertia. One plate from the suite of 20 prints entitled 'Trust Me'
    Marran, Elizabeth
  • Enlarge image

More inertia. One plate from the suite of 20 prints entitled 'Trust Me'

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    USA (made)

  • Date:

    1992-1993 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Marran, Elizabeth (artist)
    Hairston, Michael (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Intaglio

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.341:12-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 317, box D

The prints in this portfolio take their inspiration from 1950s illustrations of science magic tricks in comic-book, somewhat diagrammatic, style. The artist has taken these and combined them with a kind of 'stream of consciousness' or 'automatic' drawing (where the artist does not really think about what they are doing in a conscious way). In a statement about the set of prints the artist notes that the juxtaposition of title and image, and of illustration (taken from the science magic book source) and hand painted gesture "imply cause and effect, triggering a psychological drama within". Some of the images seem very feminist, in that they show female figures in controlling positions within the overall narrative of the image. The suite shows how an artist can combine a found or ready-made source with their own work to produce images with a certain psychological complexity. This particular image shows two hands pulling threads from bundles, and a funny face.

Physical description

Image with two hands at the right margin pulling threads attached to bundles; and a funny face.

Place of Origin

USA (made)

Date

1992-1993 (printed)

Artist/maker

Marran, Elizabeth (artist)
Hairston, Michael (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Intaglio

Dimensions

Height: 32.6 cm sheet, Width: 32.9 cm sheet, Height: 9.8 cm approx. printed surface in each plate, Width: 7 cm approx. printed surface in each plate, Height: 30 cm plate, Width: 30.2 cm plate

Descriptive line

Elizabeth Marran: More inertia. One plate from the suite of 20 prints entitled 'Trust Me' 1992

Production Note

Attribution note: this suite is un-numbered but the edition is 20 with three artist's proofs.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Psychology

Categories

Comics & Comic Strips; Feminism; Illustration; Prints; Science; Entertainment & Leisure; Children & Childhood

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.