About this artwork
A talented draftsman, Wirsum has said that he never draws directly from the figure, though he does draw from life. The artist’s powerful visual memory allows him to construct bizarre images such as this female-like form whose disproportionate body is rendered both comedic and threatening. Foreshortened so that we view her from below, Wirsum’s figure appears to come from a nightmarish circus of the mind.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Karl Wirsum
- United States (Artist's nationality:)
- Graphite on ivory wove paper
- 43.3 × 35.6 cm (17 1/16 × 14 1/16 in.)
- Purchased with funds provided by Thomas Baron in honor of Dr. Joel Heller and Mark Belokon
- © Karl Wirsum.