When I think of poverty, I see sadness and nothing good.
I closed my eyes, I could only see black and darkness which would be like touching sharp and rough. Poverty overtakes everything in life and has nothing good or happy about it. Poverty causes people to have nothing. They have no food, water, money, jobs, or even houses to live in.
When people who have to live in poverty close their eyes, I can imagine them not being able to see anything around them as darkness is surrounding them, making them blind. You would see shadows and not the people themselves.
When I was painting this artwork I threw black paint across the canvas. Poverty is something that should make us all sad and angry. I threw the black paint on the canvas as I was feeling anger towards poverty. I ended up having some parts thicker than others, which shows how all around the world there is poverty, however in some circumstances, some are worse than others. We all need to feel something about poverty and its effect on the world. This is what I hope this painting will do.
Poverty makes me feel the wrong way, like sad. I want people to feel the way they wouldn't want to feel when they look at that which is sad.
We need to get in a position where we stop poverty.
This piece is part of the internationally exhibited Please Do Touch collection.
Glossy Poster Print
A3 measurements: 297 x 420mm
A4 measurements: 297 x 210mm