constrain

gesture (from constrain series) - a hand gibbet created in response to increased government restriction on artisti freedom.  It represents small acts of subversion through enforced restriction.
gesture (from constrain series) - a hand gibbet created in response to increased government restriction on artisti freedom.  It represents small acts of subversion through enforced restriction
gesture was created in response to increased government restriction on artisti freedom.  It represents small acts of subversion through enforced restrictiongesture (from constrain series) - a hand gibbet created in response to increased government restriction on artisti freedom.  It represents small acts of subversion through enforced restriction
gesture (from constrain series) - a hand gibbet created in response to increased government restriction on artisti freedom.  It represents small acts of subversion through enforced restriction
gesture (from constrain series) - a hand gibbet created in response to increased government restriction on artisti freedom.  It represents small acts of subversion through enforced restriction

gesture 2006, sterling silver, giclee prints, 100 x 170 x 45mm object, 290 x210mm prints photography Terence Bogue

bound (from constrain series) - a sterling silver hand cuff which forces the hand into prayer position when worn
abash (from constrain series) - knuckledusters with the words 'bash' & 'bruise' on them made from sterling silver

abash 2005, sterling silver, patina, giclee print, 75 x 42 x 14 objects 90 x 12 x 38mm print, photography Terence Bogue

constrain examines socio-political and psychological factors that constrain freedom of movement, external influences that induce a sense of isolation or enforced restriction in an individual.  This project has been influenced by historical objects of social derision, devices constructed to evoke a sense of shame, social degradation and otherness. Of particular focus is exertion of external authority and restriction of free will, with pieces enforcing constructed mobility, rendering habitual ways of moving onerous and deliberate.

bound 2005, sterling silver, giclee print, 70 x 70 x 14mm object 90 x 70 x 10mm print, photography by Terence Bogue