The Most Dangerous Man Alive, 2020
The Most Dangerous Man Alive
Synthetic Felt, Canvas, Chenille, Heavyweight Calico Cotton, Copic Ink, Water Mixable Oil Colour, Acrylic Paint, Glitter, Water-based Block Printing Ink, Water-based Screen Printing Ink, Textile Medium, Polyester Embroidery Thread, Cotton Stitch Thread.
300cm x 600cm
‘The Most Dangerous Man Alive’ (2020) is a 600cm by 300cm textile-based wall hanging. The background consists of a green and brown, screen-printed repeat pattern of the angry faces of Boris Johnson, Vladimir Putin, and Donald Trump. The entire piece is bordered by a simple red and yellow repeat pattern. In the centre, there is a rainbow circle, representing the universally acknowledged LGBTQ flag, featuring embroidered drawings of historically important, deceased, LGBTQ identifying figures. This includes Audre Lorde, Marsha P. Johnson, Dame Ethel Smyth, Frida Kahlo, Leigh Bowery, Magnus Hirschfeld, and Alan Turing.
It is especially important, at all times, to recognize the additional inequalities and discrimination experienced by Black, Asian, and Ethnic Minority, LGBT identifying people.