A seesaw is about balance. Teamwork is required to make it operate effectively requires – one party contributing positively before the other has their turn. Unbalanced subverts a seesaw’s operation in reference to the situation experienced by Palestinians living in Gaza, specifically in relation their treatment by Israel. Formally this is achieved by locating the balance-point off centre. To emphasise this modification, and perhaps imply hope that the future will bring an improvement in the current situation, a series of holes suggest that the relationship can be altered.
Integral to the scultpure, laminated digital prints are cut into strips and woven through steel mesh - images of destruction in Gaza are juxtaposed with images of the national flower of Palestine. I saw the flower (which contains the colours of the Palestinian flag) as a symbol of hope, while the scenes of destruction vividly depict the dreadful conditions currently being endured, the antithesis of peace.