From The Silk Route Series, 2015 – 2016
separated from law and justice he is the worst.’
Aristotle, 384BC – 322BC
The Silk Route Series, 2015/2016, refers to justice, power, balance and probity.
Over the past few years I have been working on The Cardinal Virtues. These virtues are Prudence, Temperance, Justice and Fortitude.
Virtues are guidelines and codes of conduct. The Cardinal Virtues are a treatise in dualism and every virtue has its vice. What today constitutes a virtue? How are these virtues transformed or perhaps sublimated into an acceptable form? Who today are the virtuous?
Temperance, 2009 and Fortitude, 2005, have both been realised. Prudence, using the metaphor of the game of Golf as its vehicle and themes from Caspar David Friedrich on the idealised landscape, is a work in progress.
that which is achieved without either.’
Niccolo Machiavelli 1469-1627
As my work is process based, The Silk Route Series has become a part of my investigation into the virtue of Justice. Other aspects to this new body of work include a Digital LED scrolling dictionary of Legal terminology, photographic images from the Robing Room in a Provincial Courthouse and embroidered text on Lawyers ‘Flap’ collars.