Over the past few months you'll have seen glimpses of this as I've tried to work through ideas...
Different facial expressions stitched in black on calico...
And then contrasting faces worked in full colour in the form of theatrical masks.
The fun part has been putting it all together
It started out as such a clear idea in my head in response to the title of an exhibition... and seeing it work has been really exciting. I wasn't sure it would.
Coded : Decoded
It is thought that facial expressions are the most universal forms of body language. There is evidence of the universality of facial expressions linked to common emotions such as joy, anger, fear, surprise, sadness etc. We grow up learning how to read these expressions and our own behaviour is informed by our interpretation of this unspoken language. Yet for the individual on the autistic spectrum it can be a minefield and effective communication becomes impossible. What do these expressions really mean?
unravelling the message
Prism at the Mall Galleries
27th - 31st May
Maybe I'll see you there?