Victim or Aggressor?
I made this experimental sculpture as I tried to come to terms with the level of violence, drug and alcohol abuse I witnessed at first hand. For example, one of my old school mates, a very successful entrepreneur and a happy go lucky sort of bloke, hit bad times. Faced with the death of a close family member he turned to drink that quickly led to a ban for drinking and driving. It wasn't long before his business failed and despite support from friends and family he descended into a life of heavy drugs.The cocktail of drink drugs made him paranoid and very violent. He quickly exhausted his savings and turned to theft to fuel his needs and it wasn't long before he ended up in prison. About the same time, a fellow student of mine went out with friends for a night to celebrate his birthday.