Guys and Boots

Katie Lyle: October 2015



Do you think about your own hand when you look at a drawing of one? Does your hand tingle and twitch when you look at the drawing because the bones and muscles in your own hand are the reason you understand the gesture?

Looking at these seminude bodies I wonder what the connection is between drawing these funny figures and thinking about a human body, both my own and others. They are doodles in an order that means human parts: dots for eyes and long pointed stick noses and swoops for backs and bums.

I started the series when I was in between studios and working out of my apartment during the summer in 2014.