The design and production of a series of illustrations to be used in touring exhibition and printed post card form.
This work was commissioned through Your Future – an arts based project working with families in Gloucestershire who have experienced domestic violence.
The 26 images are my personal interpretation of a snapshot of domestic violence, summarised and presented in visual form.
Working in collaboration with writer Catherine Mitchel, my data base was a mixture of fully permissive transcript conversations from adult survivors recorded in small groups of art-based activity; alongside media coverage at large and my personal understanding of this huge underlying social monster.
In a touring exhibition, the resulting images took people by storm. Stopping them in their tracks. Putting into words and pictures the unsaid, unsayable and socially taboo. I wanted to reflect back to society in an objective stance, that ‘this happens’.
The postcard sets went on sale as stand alone art commentary, and as vitally useful recourses for social centres and staff working directly with victims and perpetrators alike.