I am continuing with my work on Braille, widening my research to look at other senses and disabilities and aiming to make a series of dog tag inspired braille pieces.
On a more obvious level the braille follows the brief as it is something that is not meant to be seen, only felt. While on a deeper level I am interested in people and their identity; in how people see themselves and how the things we think of as flaws can be the most interesting part of us. I am very inspired by disability and how it is (and has the potential to be) used and represented within the arts.
I want to show that although you might not see it, YOU are BEAUTIFUL.
I don't think I want anyone else to know what they say - but that might change.
I want the work to be about more than skin deep beauty.
I want the tags to have a positive message.
I want to make art that you don't have to see. (but that is beautiful if you can see it)
I want people to touch my work, to feel it in their hands.
I want to show that flaws are beautiful.
I want people to interpret my work in their own way.
I might change my mind about all of this.