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Blacker's sculptures of the early 1980s were often made using discarded materials, such as corrugated iron sheeting. She painted figures on them, using the contours and folds of the sheets as she found them. Some, like 'Made in '84' are more complex and are made of several separate parts joined together. The final figures are witty and inventive and mark an overlap between the activities of painting and sculpture. In this work, the surface of the corrugated sheet is covered in images of electronic components. These partly conceal the standing figure 'wrapped' in the crumpled metal.

September 2004