As I was going through my archives of imagery for inclusion in the various art prizes that make up the artistic landscape each year, I thought I would start to post my past prize-entries from time to time. Here’s a photograph that was selected as a finalist in the 2012 Blake Prize.
“The shot was taken in a local butchery. Raw and visceral, a metaphor and reminder of the brutality and crudeness that life, all too often, presents. Like sausages, packaged and processed as we deal with the regularity of the patterns of our existence, external and internal. Perhaps the viewer is thrown towards the question of whether we are more than just our corporeal machinations.”
John McRae, 2012