These are the first etchings made by Antony Gormley. He explores the drawn body not as a complete entity but as a series of separate pieces. Each plate has been etched with separate impressions from 9 extremities of the body – the 5 main orifices, the hands, knees, forehead and spine. To the viewer the impressions can resemble other forms, natural or otherwise. The exterior and interior spaces of the body are brought together and the etchings communicate the intrinsic unity and division to be found there; single focal points like the mouth, the navel or the penis that position themselves on the central body axis are contrasted with body parts that work in pairs, like the hands and eyes. The act of printing is an action that encourages the artist to think about the mirror of the image, the reversal of negatives and positives that links to the oppositions to be found in the body itself.