September 3, 2019

Whose side are you on?

Alisdair Small

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Ink on Bristol boardUntitled, 201829.7x 42cm

This piece explores the idea of group behaviour. I actually got the idea from watching parliament on tv. I noticed how the two debating sides back each other up in the form of shouts and laughter and “here heres”. But that was just the start. It made me think of how people can act in groups and that a group can become an idea. Such behaviour is prevelent online and in social media, and is something that many people have experienced even as a child or as an adult. In my drawing that idea is in the form of an attacking wolf you can see the people inside directing there jibes and threats and the individual hunched over in the foreground. While creating this piece it made me realise that this behaviour is how people silence ideas that they don’t like or disagree with. Also this realisation makes me want to remain true to myself and hopefully encourage others to do the same.