New Mills Fest Arts Trail (2016)


New Mills Arts Trail (2016)

Exhibiting Light Blue Tears (2016) is part of a larger body that confronts the American Holocaust through play, utilising the non-pc plastic Cowboy and Indian figures that is loaded with negative a racist connotations having been played with generations of children who are unaware of the history in their hands. Using these figures and the expanded play-set language a more honest history is played out. Using the colours of the figures to define nations they each play out events loosely based on 19th century history. Light Blue Tears looks at the forced relocation of the Plains Indian to reservations.

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4 responses

  1. I like it …

    September 9, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    • cheers, I felt a little dread as I started to install. Native Americans leaving their home as customers come into find a new home. Maybe its just an exciting juxtaposition.

      September 9, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      • I love those TeePees. Effectively done.

        September 9, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      • Cheers, glad you like them, I enjoyed making them.

        September 9, 2016 at 10:20 pm

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