I consider the theory of 'binary opposites' as an important platform for my drawing.

'Binary opposites' in critical theory are a pair of terms or concepts that theoretically oppose one another, but at the same time need each other to justify their own existence. There are many classic examples of 'binary opposites' – night and day, good and evil to name a few. The Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure formed this theory in his attempts to analyse human perceived phenomena semiotically (i.e. as a system of signs). 'Binary opposites' are seen as a fundamental and sometimes rigid organizer of human philosophy, culture and language. He coins this theory as Structuralism.

Structuralism has its opponents in the Post-structuralists, through theorists such as Jacques Derrida who, through his theories, implies a hierarchical approach over 'binary opposites' - man over woman, light over darkness and many other relationships.

My intentions, on the other hand, are to use the concept of 'binary opposites' in a non-social context, to trigger visual possibilities through practical pathways of drawing.