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My work for Asylum is a response to the idea of "difference" and conformity through integration. Metaphorical in nature and transformative from left to right, the image transmutes from a clearly defined identity to one merged into and conforming to the background.

 

It evolved from visiting Doctor Guislain Museum, Ghent, Belgium. This is a working psychiatric hospital with attached museum. Visitors to the museum are given sticky coloured  labels to distinguish them from patients, relatives and staff. This labelling provided a metaphor for wider society where "labels" are attached to "outsiders".

 

Outsider/integrated/conformist:

 

Five Cries...

7 by 1.4 metres on canvas

 

Shout...

1.4 metres square on canvas

 

 

 

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Asylum...

 

Undercroft Gallery, St Peters Street, Norwich. 12th August - 10th September 2016

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