MA Art & Design
The credit Crunch and the current anxiety about societies’
finances became the initial stimulation for my work in glass. The
inconsistencies of the material glass represent the contradiction
and irony implicit in the ideas I want to express about modern
society. Looking closely at the very beautiful design of each money
note, the style and arrangement represents to me, a culture of
privilege. I have used elements of money note design as references
to the rich in our society or ‘Those who have’.
Then there are sections of society in modern Britain and the 1st
world, who are or become, ineligible to the benefits which money
can provide. My work points to the great divide in our rich society
and may provoke thoughts about the relationship between money and
the notion of power and control.