'A stitch in time' (2020): a textile work unpicking our prison system
Lancaster University, GB
Textile artist unravelling the threads of society
This article investigates the motivations behind the construction of my artwork ‘A stitch in time’, which was produced in response to a private conversation with a recently released prisoner. Jeremy Bentham’s idea of the Panopticon as a building, as well as the idea of being ‘constantly observed’ were underlying considerations when developing a framework to contain the images and text from my research. My work highlights the facts and figures generated by a prison system struggling under the weight of persistent underfunding and overcrowding, as well as the group culture created by prisoners in search of a sense of identity, as revealed through their language and art practices.
How to Cite:
Fox, J., 2023. 'A stitch in time' (2020): a textile work unpicking our prison system. Contemporary Voices: St Andrews Journal of International Relations, 3(1), p.None. DOI: http://doi.org/10.15664/jtr.1605
04 Apr 2023.