“What’s in a name?”

This picture is from one of my old sketchbooks which I’ve finally started transferring onto canvas today. It’s based on my decision to choose a new surname for myself. It also looks at ideas, trends, fashion, traditions, etc behind the naming of a child.

The work also references the day I took the register of a new class at a school I once worked in where due to an odd coincidence, nearly half the class had a first name which begun with a ‘K’

Further inspiration has come from a chapter in the book ‘Freakonomics’ by Steven D. Levity & Stephen J. Dubner on naming a baby. No title yet, but it’s part of a body of new work.

More info to follow as it develops. .