I responded to Alice’s poem “Starve”. I feel that the poem is highly indicative of the world we live in today. For me, lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic highlighted how, as a society, we never really stop and think. We were just trying to stay “busy at all times”. I’ve had time to reflect on what’s important, picking up interests and hobbies I should be doing more of. However, the corporate hamster wheel quickly started to turn again. Now being furloughed seems like a distant dream.

My video piece becomes chaotic, with an overload of information. This represents how “The pressure cooker’s about to spill”. The pressures of the modern world can often feel too much, and override our acknowledgement of the nature around us.

About Sophie Attwill

Having graduated from UWE Bristol last year with a first class honours degree in Graphic Design, I now work as a Junior Designer in the South of England. Alongside this, I also run my own freelance studio, ‘So Phat Studio’, where my projects include Graphic Design, branding, and animation. My previous work as an artist has had political, environmental, and social influences and these are still topics that inspire my work today.

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“In case of loss, please return to:” is a selection of poems beautifully illustrated by Alice Barkwell and complemented by a series of creative responses from eight other young artists. Check out the full exhibition.

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