76cm x 102cm acrylic on canvas

Description of “Fractured States”

Artist Statement

This work reflects upon Britain’s demise as a world power and it’s risk of internal fragmentation.

I’ve positioned Mahatma Gandhi here as  driving the wedge that breaks up Britain’s empire. His campaign of nonviolent resistance eventually led to India’s independence from Britain.

The monarch is depicted as frivolously drinking champagne. Within her lifetime, Britain has lost it’s once great empire, joined and left Europe and may now be at risk of internal disintegration.

At this critical time of a global pandemic and post-Brexit negotiations, the UK prime minister is shown vacantly eating a Union Jack ice cream which dribbles ominously down his hand, while the Union Jack colours in the Queen’s hat feathers fade. Johnson’s thought bubble is completely empty.

June 2020

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