If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
Self-harm identifies with the unseen actions of our children who are self harming in response to emotional problems within their lives. Rather than focus on the children themselves, this series examines the implements children use to self-harm. The implements are presented initially as an aesthetically pleasing image. This image is representative of the child before they have self harmed. The images are pure, undamaged, and without distress. The second image has been distressed to represent the child self-harming. In each image the distress has been accomplished by using the implement within the image. The blade of the pencil sharpener has been used to score lines, the map pin has been used to puncture holes, the glass has been used to cut, etc. In this way the implement is also self-harming by being used to distress itself.
Women’s March London 2017
We marched for the protection of our fundamental rights and for the safeguarding of freedoms threatened by recent political events. We united and stood together for the dignity and equality of all peoples, for the safety and health of our planet and for the strength of our vibrant and diverse communities.
Art street people
These street portraits were gathered during an art street fair at the Turner Contemporary Gallery. There is a strange recursive feel to these images. I’m making art from observing artists, who in turn are attending an art fair looking at other artist’s art work.