At the moment
I have become fascinated by the Klan photography of Andre Serrano. It may seem
trivial but the Klan ‘costume’ photographs illustrate the poverty of the owner’s sewing skills which appears to reveal their poverty of imagination. I have
started to revisit some of the images from the unpicking and rebinding project
and have been struck by the similarity that occurs between the smock and the so called "glory
suit". There is a project in here somewhere which conflates the two
ideas and possibly examines the position of control, power, ownership, sense of place and entitlement in rural areas.