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In my practice I free associate images and cut-up text to evoke haiku and the allusions that help us view everyday life with fresh eyes. I draw on the philosophical idea of ‘the Absurd’; the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent meaning in life and the inability to find any. My works often follow a path of taking the wonder of small things and subverting them into something manic and fierce or poetic and evocative. The characters within the scenarios I create are challenged with weird and impossible predicaments, and the viewer is asked to join them in confronting the strangeness. Generally I let the larger works develop by gradually combining disparate images until a narrative develops in my head. With ‘Replay’ I worked backwards, drawing on the themes of Trump, Brexit and the rise of Populism and choosing images accordingly. The family faces death on their journey, with violence on the other side, while faces look on. I have cakes and missiles together in the work, evoking Trump’s anecdotal story of deciding to bomb Syria while eating chocolate cake, and recalling the apocryphal words of Marie Antoinette and the economic ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-nots’. Other images jostle across the piece; the drunk figure, the crowd on the beach looking out to sea, hands in various ambiguous positions. The glamour girl (perhaps from the nose of a Second World War bomber) and the stormclouds complete the piece, hence the title: ‘Replay’.

Materials used:

Acrylic, Mixed Media, Image Transfer

'Replay' (2017)

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