You and me and some flat charac­ters

Infirmary, 2005   
60*75cm l C print l 1/3

‘A flat character is a minor character in a work of fiction who does not undergo substantial change or growth in the course of a story. Also referred to as "two-dimensional characters" or "static characters," flat characters play a supporting role to the main character, who as a rule should be round.
Though we don't generally strive to write flat characters, they are often necessary in a story, along with round characters. A flat character, he serves a vital role in the story and he provides comedy or tragedy, but his character stays essentially unchanged.’