Nina Mae Fowler (born 1981) is a British artist living and working in Norfolk. She is known for her large scale pencil and graphite drawings, which are often accompanied by sculptures. Fowler grew up in London and attended the University of Brighton, where she graduated in Sculpture in 2003. Fowler said about her work "Deep psychological conflict, the turbulent mix of early black and white Hollywood glamour and its attendant dark side are the focus of my work. Using imagery appropriated from films and the day-to-day lives of celebrated icons such as Elvis; Marlene Dietrich and Jean Harlow, as well as unknown figures in the wake of Hollywood's dream machine".
This is print of the original life-size drawing, mounted on wood, which Fowler made and reposing on ‘leaning boards’. This print depicts Jean Harlow. These off-screen props, on which film-starlets would rest between takes in order to relax without crumpling their dresses, became a source of fascination to the artist. The woman depicted in this series of print appear to be ‘cardboard cut-outs’. Her poise is not natural, is awkward. She is treated like an object, a doll who is waiting to play her role.
This giclée print is on heavy, fine art Hahnemühle photo-rag paper. The smooth yet slightly textured surface of this paper allows for the highest quality reproduction of the original artwork. The inks used are archival and will not fade.
The work is signed and numbered by artist. Edition 1/25. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Framed and glazed.