The Walk, Acrylic & Ink on Plasterboard, Samantha Humphreys (2016)
This piece is a narrative from memories of my Grandma combining both early and latter recollections.
We have developed a dependency on those devices that provide us with all we need to know about the world and they are all we need to let the world know about us. How about if there was nothing more than what was contained within the edges of the box we hold in our hand, no further searching, no further discovering….
The series is based on the theoretical question of “What if we were to teach our children at an early age about the harsh realities that face some?”
Clearly, we wouldn’t dream of exposing children to such things and my work is by no means intended to be used as an educational tool but by using Barbie dolls, an iconic toy that oozes perfection, I am demonstrating that life for some is by no means perfect. The series of ten images also explores insecurity, loneliness, illness and addiction.