The Fortune Teller: a suitable metaphor for Brexit?
The regular flicking between forms reminiscent of the indecision that many faced during the confusing campaign
Using this form to shape design: creating a monumental structure as a reminder of our decision. It appears to be sinking into the landscape, leaving us to ponder whether we will require rescuing.
The holes cut into the fortune teller are displaced to the other side of the tunnel. The four pieces resemble a sun rise. This represents Europe's acknowledgement of Brexit and desire to build a more efficient EU.
Brexit Monument, London | Paris
My Brexit monument seeks to capture the essence of a referendum through exposing this form of direct democracy for its simplistic and ideological nature. The fortune teller; one of the simplest pieces of origami art and universally recognised. A childish approach to decision making through a series of snap 50/50 choices, perhaps a suitable metaphor for Brexit. The regular flicking between forms reminiscent of the indecision that many faced during the confusing campaign.
The large holes cut into each side of the fortune teller been displaced to the other side of the tunnel in Europe and used in another series of sculptures. This represents Europe's acknowledgment of Brexit and use of that process to build a new more efficient European Union. The circles have been used to create four sculptures that resemble a sunrise - more specifically the rise of the new European Union without Britain. Living in Britain, it is easy to be preoccupied with what Brexit means for us and we often forget that we have sparked a need for reorganisation of Europe.