Held, 2020

Held 1
Held 3
Held 3

Held, 2020

Series of etchings

5 x 7 in

Held explores the idea of being kept safe but constrained; the comfort and fear that co-exist in repressing. The work is informed by various forms of holding, being held, caring and loving while simultaneously restricting and obstructing growth. In this work, I have been using images that I have taken of birds being held on various occasions. Reflecting on the feeling of holding a bird, the frailty and lightness, and the fear and vulnerability instilled in both, the holder and the one who’s held. This ongoing project also consists of various pieces of poetry that coincide with the images that will be compiled into an artist book.