Thursday, 9 June 2016

Alter Ego

I entered an exhibition called Alter Ego and here is mine!

Stone River (1863-1950)

Born before the resettlement programmes, living his life according to the age old ways practically unchanged since the Bronze Age. Stone River survived the Gatling gun and degradation of his people to see an unbelievable range of social change in his lifetime, dying only the year before building started on USS Nautilus the first nuclear powered submarine. He died only twelve years before I was born and I live in the world of social media and genetically modified food.

In the boarders of this picture I have replaced his ‘outer world’ with my ‘inner world’. Together we can see pre-history. He was illiterate.

A3 Permanent marker pen and coloured pencils on paper.

Stone River alter ego of Rob Turner 2016