Petri-Dish

2018 - 2019

Character Heirarchy

This series was driven by my findings in a Sociology Diploma that I conducted, as my research was based on how individuals place themselves in a social space. As well as how the ego and other psychological factors drive sociological means and therefore leadership.

How it is in our instinct to have leaders and how these individuals come about and represent themselves within society. 

To test this theory, a social experiment was conducted in order to gain a visual understanding of how individuals organise themselves within a confined space. 

Petri-Dish, Oil on Panel, 70cm x 70cm, 2019

The body in a 3D space has been experimented throughout art history, but what if that space was a metaphor for psychological space? The growing importance of mental health in todays society has been the driving force for these works.

Above are screenshots from the recorded experiment that was conducted for this project.

The purpose of this experiment was to see how individuals arranged themselves in a perimeter and who first initiates the arrangement.

There were 4 main positions this group arranged themselves in,

Position 1

Position 2

Position 3

Position 4

(below)

A study of a nude figure 

Untitled, Oil on Panel, 15cm x 15cm, 2018