False Promise, 2016
This work reflects my own interest in the choices that humans take to help or to hurt other humans; the choice between empathy and disregard. Triggered by the particular story of selling fake life jackets to Syrian refugees, this piece combines the physicality of a child-sized life jacket with the sounds of children playing in water. The dichotomy of the hearing the playful sounds and seeing the life jacket, on the floor, stuffed with disregarded newspaper, forces the viewer to uncomfortably put themselves on the same level. This piece was created for the Asymmetric Kin exhibition.