Helen Maudsley: Agency Untitled

Discussing a woman the artist frequently saw on her commute in the 1940s, Helen Maudsley notes “I did a sketch at home, just from memory, and it looked the dead spit of her, but it didn’t. So, I had the drawing, and the more sketches I did, still looking like her, never looked like her, so I decided that I’d rearrange it slightly. So, I had the idea in my mind, and I did this, and I did that, and I pulled this and I took that out, and I did this and I did that, and I did this and I did that, and this and that and the other. And suddenly, there it is – it’s right! And I was very excited about it. But it didn’t look like any drawing I’d ever seen…”

The quote above is taken from an interview with Helen Maudsley by Kelly Gellatly for her publishing platform Agency Untitled. Read the interview in full here.