I decided the choose the topic of a taboo for this project. The project aims where too explore comment and creativity react to societies perception of a taboo. I started to look at obvious modern cultural taboos in society, and then taboos that where more personal to me. I firstly started looking at the taboos of belonging to certain sub-cultures but I found this wasn’t really inspiring any creative thoughts for me as it wasn’t something I could relate to, so instead I started to look at the taboos of of being alone, and the concept of individualism – a social theory favouring freedom of action for individuals over collective or state controll.
I started off with some observational ink drawings of some dead flowers I had in my room; I bought these flowers after the break down of a relationship, and did not throw them away. I started to think about the meanings behind the act of giving flowers, and also what had made me keep them. I wanted to explore the semiotics, and metaphors I had created around the flowers, and how one can create such a memory association with objects.