Deathbed 1 (2020)

Deathbed 1 (2020) – 29.7 cm x 42 cm – Brush pen and watercolour paints on white card

This piece is an expression of my frustration of being tethered to the overwhelming amount of series being produced in modern times.

‘Binge watching’ on demand programming is the norm, the trouble with this is you are infinitely chained to watching every subsequent season thereafter. The compounding effect is tremendous, say you watch 10 new shows per year, over 5 years you’ve watched 50 seasons of a show, not to mention seasons 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 of each show. It’s never-ending.

The ball and chain around the man’s ankle represents this trap and the words displayed “Man on deathbed: I wished I watched more TV shows” ironically states that some one would never say this on their deathbed.