I made this work in response to They Didn’t Come To Stay, 2017. I wanted to continue the conversation about the ‘Windrush’ generation and the scandal which still persists.
I wanted to comment on the fact that at the time I made the workat least 9 people had died before receiving compensation for being treated as illegal immigrants even though many of the claimants had been living in the UK for 50 years, had held careers and raised children.
There is a notable absence of the third 'crone' figure, and the mantle for justice has been passed on to the remaining two. I have deliberately worked with archetypes as a way to explain the continued fight for justice, and the sheer strengh and determination needed to continue.
Pencil, graphite powder, silver wax on Fabriano paper - 175 x 130 cm, 2021