image of the week... 56 mins late.. improvements...

As promised... due to my crudness I have posted an image from a new project I started about a month or two ago..

The project is on self harm and I am working with a charity called Harmless.In my usual fashion I am exploring a cliche subject where upon we tend to adopt a stereotype to a condition... think self harm... the average member of society jumps to an image of an adolescent girl struggling to cope with teen angst and low self esteem and craves the attention of others...

I aim to challenge these prejudgements in a few different ways.. I am looking at splitting the imagery into a few different sections..

portraits of the individuals and their coping mechanisms, the objects that aid or trigger these emotions and behaviour and lastly doing abstract macro stills of the flesh and markings to form a landscape painting...a work in progress...