The Political Is Personal

(2015) election fliers, acetate, paper

Shown at Conway Hall May-Aug 2016.

You can read my blog about this piece published by The Fabian Society here.

I constructed wreaths from party political electioneering material. They are in memorial to those who have died following the imposition of bedroom tax or as a result of having benefits revoked.The names and circumstances are listed on the wreaths.

I conceived of this piece around the time of the general election. I was struck by how alienated people feel from the political process and politics in general. It’s as if they feel that it makes no difference who is in power – the decisions made on high have no relevance to them. I wanted to bridge that gap between what happens in our political system, and what happens in our daily lives. I wanted to make that relationship very concrete – to show that it really really *does* matter!