Uprooted No. 3

‘Uprooted No.3’. Acrylic ink and resin on canvas panel.

“‘Uprooted No. 3’ is a panel from a series of six, each with the same title, originally presented as a Hexaptych. This series is about displacement and exile. It is my interpretation of the plight of displaced people in the world who have been uprooted from their families, homes and countries. Our roots give us life. They give us our identity. This work also represents my own shifts in identity and sense of place, especially the challenges faced as a gay person growing up in a broken home. I have pursued my own sense of belonging for many years, which I feel that I have now found in my adopted country of Wales.”

I donated ‘Uprooted No.3’ to the Bid and Rebuild Auction, which took place at the Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester on 14th March 2019. 100% proceeds from the sale of this painting went to support the refugee charities ‘Together Now’ and ‘Survivors of Torture Relief Fund’, helping displaced people re-build their lives in the UK: