What Are You
We all have multiple forms of identification and the picture which each can paint of us can vary hugely. From driver’s licences to social media bios we are constantly asked to define our identity. This project aims to question what aspects of our identity truly define us.
Woven from aspects of our identity; address, age, appearance, beliefs, ethnicity, interests, occupation, personality, sexuality and social status. These weavings visualise my research findings, the number of sections of each word used in the weaving determined by survey results. The outcome demonstrates how various aspects are interwoven to form our identity. Even the more visible words are interrupted and confused by lesser aspects.
Similar to a human being’s personality; there are many different threads that form the whole.
This book to documents my graphic experiments and processes created whilst exploring the theme of identity and questioning what aspects of our identity truly define us.
Two hundred people were asked one question, ’If you were an object what would you be?’ Responses hint at how people wished to be perceived, others suggested deeper thoughts and feelings. Some appeared almost temporary, reflecting current stages in people’s lives. Whatever the type of response, each told a story which needed to be heard. People’s Pages is the product of this.
'People’s Pages,' is a catalogue of objects that represent people and their characteristics. It demonstrates how we see ourselves and the importance of certain qualities. Encouraging people to question the way we perceive ourselves / others. ‘People’s Pages,’ provides an insight into the everyday.