After the [Pink Rose] project, I didn’t work on adoption as part of my art for two years. In my finial year of my degree I decide that actually adoption was something that I wanted to look at more. I was very stuck at where to start and have pondered for days for ideas.
I would often tell people at uni. that being adopted felt like doing a 1000 piece jigsaw and getting to the end and realising that there is one piece missing (which often happened to me as a kid). I would tear up the whole room looking for the missing piece and may never find it but occasionally years latter I’d find it randomly.
This piece was the what kicked off my adoption work, and it’s an interesting tale of complete coincidences which you can follow on the descriptions below each photo.