Constructed Identity

Fingerprints and plaster castes of the fingers of four of the great existential heroes of literature: Raskolnikov from Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky; Joseph K from The Trial by Franz Kafka; Meursault from The Outsider by Albert Camus, and Mattias Pascal from the Late Mattias Pascal by Luigi Pirandello. Guilty or under suspicion, fiction and reality, the absurdity of identity and escape from the self melded together through multiple layers.

This was first shown in the 2016 exhibition Signs of Id on the historic light boat the LV21, moored on the Thames at Gravesend.