Summer Shows 2017

Attachment Theories

Preparation for HE Summer Shows 2017 / Prep HE Summer Show – Published 25th May 17

“My work is based on attachment theories within children, so the idea that to be more independent in life you’re often given a blanket or a toy, something that gives you more of a sense of self other than being attached to your parents.

“So it was based on my own childhood, I had a big knitted blanket, and it kind of went from there. The sleeves were meant to symbolise the sunsets in Poole, which is where I’m from, and I always say they have the most beautiful skies.

“It’s kind of trying to make an adult look like they’re in an overgrown outfit that’s meant to be for children.

“I’m very pleased with how everything turned out. I wasn’t actually going to study Art at all. I was planning on doing Primary Education, but hated it! Then I found out that AUB was doing a Foundation course. I knew I didn’t have the qualifications to get into university directly, so this was my stepping stone! It’s been such an amazing community.”