I grew up in a crack between cultures that broadened briefly with the acceptance of mixed
marriages only to shrink back into a more elaborate and toxic packaging ready for the free
No apologies, no paradoxes, just blatant contradictions, and perfect copies, a world of
simulated realties and parasitic realty’s, just like England’s Dickensian1 past, we wallow in
squalor, conflicted, for what exactly are we buying into when we are buying, and who do we
This exhibition report explores the thinking behind my Masters exhibition “if you sing me a lullaby I will sing you a song about war.” It is specifically about the English colonisation of the Highlands and the Pacific and relates directly to my own family story. It highlights the disconnecting effects of colonisation on the psyche of the individual and the wider ethnic groups.