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Artist:
James Robert Morrison
Artwork materials: 
Pencil on fag (cigarette) papers
Medium: 
Pencil & Charcoal
Artwork size: 
28.1 x 27.3 cm
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One morning on the bus I overheard a teenager describe a gay couple in his class as "never having more than a fag paper between them". I'd never heard this term before and it stuck in my mind, making me think about how different things were for me at that age. I didn't know anyone gay, there were no 'out and proud' gay public figures or couples and school was an exclusively heteronormative environment due to section 28. What I did have though, was a collection of gay pornography, and I guess the couples in these magazines were who I had to look up to.

Sourcing imagery of 'couples' from my collection of gay pornography, drawings are then created on an original and challenging medium:  cigarette papers.

James Robert Morrison

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