As the online world continues to flourish, surely news is more accessible? However, there seem to be more and more issues being hidden or masked from the public view. These are the issues that I want to give a voice to. Once these issues have been shown, hopefully they will be noticed, walking through town, sitting at home, even when visiting new cities or countries.
I am gravitating towards addressing political themes more and more, I am especially interested in how politics is portrayed in art. When looking at political artists I have found their views have been shown either aggressively obvious or subtly hidden within a piece. I am finding the balance between telling the audience my ideas and keeping the piece itself open to interpretation.
One way I like to guide my audience towards my concepts is in my use of materials. I chose to create sculptures that combine materials that everyone can recognise as a necessity. These are usually materials that have been cast away, such as, bricks, branches, scrap metal and recycled palettes.
In my work, I want to highlight unspoken current affairs and bring them to the attention of the general public in a format they would find more engaging than their usual news sources. Working around these unspoken issues, I also like to reflect on the ideas of cause and effect and how we are controlled in what we do, see and know.