Colour xerox, fretwork, draw liner, bamboo, rubber, lead and copper
56 x 41 centimeters

A fret-sawn figure trapped by a skein of copper wire crudely embodies a man who no longer has control over his life. His problem is the cutaway phantom image hovering above his head; it's a wraith who has taken possession of him.

The concept is based upon a short story, The Horla, written by the nineteenth century French writer, Guy de Maupassant. It portrays an unfortunate who is preyed on by an invisible demonic being. I revisited the topic years later using computer 3D modelling, transforming this simple handcrafted idea into an explicit modern nightmare.

The background of the Figures in a Landscape collages