Artwork sold unframed
Full title: 24/05/2022 - Uvalde, Texas
These prints are based on images from 2022, and capture a variation of events from around the world showing the hype, loss, sadness and death which occurred on a daily basis.
Looking at tabloid images of celebrities or the latest trends is not difficult or challenging, perhaps even enjoyable. However when we are confronted with images of war, famine or loss, we tend to turn a blind eye. One explanation for this is that we tend to place ourselves in the situation we see. It is easy to image oneself living the high life, surround by luxury and glamour, but to imagine oneself starving, watching loved ones die, or having one’s home taken away from them? This seems to be a reality that is difficult to comprehend. A reality so uncomfortable and unwanted that we become blind to the image we see which suggests a reality we do not want to imagine, for ourselves or anyone else.
Keywords: trauma, mourning, grief,