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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘3’ Hereford College of Arts, 2015

Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers 1, 2 and 3 was made over the duration of a year between 2012 and 2013. The project was developed through many stages and followed many different processes and exhibition in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

This work is the creation of a “space of freedom”, a place for reflection for everyone who wishes to visit and would like to leave their own messages. A place to express their own feelings about any subject and particular thoughts relating to our freedom and overcoming barriers in our life. My desire is to encourage people to participate in expressing art in personal and active way on my canvas, paper and clay with questions: I Am Free. Am I Free? I believe that often we do not possess real freedom because we build a prison for ourselves with attitudes that have been passed down to us, often without realisation. All messages and reflections will be used in my artwork.

…Lack of freedom has been the source of constant suffering throughout the centuries. People have died for freedom and made great sacrificies to preserve it. It is the most valued right of human existence…

See my Blog on Hereford University website

Listen to the song We Were Born To Shine

 

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘3’ Hereford College of Arts, 2015

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘1’ Hereford College of Arts, 2012; 250 kilos of soft, wet clay on the floor with audience bare footmarks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘3’ The Historical Courtroom, Bishops Castle, 2014, An audience’s messages on paper.

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘1’ Hereford College of Arts, 2012, The audience walk barefoot towards the installation.

 

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘2’ The Historical Courtroom, Bishops Castle, 2014

 

 

 

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘1’, Hereford College of Arts, 2013

 

 

 

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Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘2’ The Historical Courtroom, Bishops Castle, 2014, Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom & Overcoming Our Barriers ‘2’ ¬†at Bishops Castle Town Hall

See article in Shropshire Star