See Me, Hear Me
A Photography Sculpture
Whilst working in Social Work I devised a 'visual sculpture' that comprised wooden columns with 'split' photos on them. The idea was that in order to 'see' a whole person the viewer had to find a certain spot to align the portrait halves. I assisted my SW clients in a Day Centre with the construction and photography and the work was displayed causing great frustration amongst viewers as they had to negotiate with each other to 'find' the places where a whole image could be seen. It was a good reminder that sometimes its the subject's needs that should define your approach to communicating with them, not your own.