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In this work, Craig-Martin is exploring the nature of art making, in particular raising philosophical and perceptual questions about the relationship of art to the reality it represents. His intention is to use simple, familiar objects used for the making of a drawing to reveal the ambiguities, contradictions, and complexities normally unrecognised in the process of representation. The work consists of a set of 5 drawings using various graphic means to create an actual-size representation of a previous work that consisted of 5 sets of identical real objects - clipboard, paper, pencil, written title, eraser - each with one missing.

September 2004