Our Nation's Sons
In a bid to end prejudice towards young men in the city, a high school art class attempts to provoke change by the use of 'street art'.
I was asked by illustrator, Joe Caslin to document his street art project 'Our Nation's Sons'. The project was built from a collaboration with local school students.
The project will begin Saturday 14th April with the pasting of a 40ft drawing to the gable wall of No. 20 Cowgate, Edinburgh. Over the course of the next ten days, five other large-scale drawings will appear in the city. The aim of the project is use these portraits drawings of young men as a tool to provoke and question current social and media representations of this generation. The drawings once installed will generate spaces throughout the city charged for an encounter between the subject/protagonist and the passer-by/interpreter. The project is funded by Edinburgh City Neighbourhood Partnership.
Made in 2012.
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