For my exhibition piece, I am depicting a narrative of my contemporary take on the frieze. The use of a frieze is a core form of storytelling in classical architecture. I have found this method of visual communication intriguing as typically the frieze depicts a heroic scene and I intended to subvert this.
Due to the compositional elements of the traditional frieze, I am able to explore and share my political and personal views on Britain today; and to examine issues related to government, positions of power, advertising, capitalism and mass surveillance.
I have used notorious symbols that have been transpiring within Britain from 2013 to 2020; including the Home Office’s ‘Go Home’ Vans, comments produced by Wetherspoons’ owner Tim Martin and more recent events like tearing down of the infamous Colston statue in Bristol.