Waiting for the Tide to Turn
The Waiting for the Tide to Turn series farcically explores the emotions of a disenfranchised people. The images allude to a spectrum of thoughts, feelings and actions ranging from apathy and subservience to enlightenment and rebellion. The series envisages the realization that individualism is the weakness and only as a collective can they begin to turn the tide. As the series progresses it becomes less implicit with chronologically ordered events on T-Day (Turning Day). The T-Day image depicts someone more able to cope with the toxic environment rescuing those less equipped to cope. We don’t all start from the same place or have the same abilities, we may not thrive in a problematic meritocratic society, where our worth to society, our self-worth is tied directly to our net worth. Envisaged social fairness, utopian ideals, seem to end in systematic unfairness, where portions of society feel they know longer have a voice. The series is ongoing but is already depicting the prevailing tide of mutual support and sympathy enabling those without a voice to begin to speak.