Artist Statement

In ‘Mob rule’ a selection of commercial prints, posters and advertisements have been modified and altered by a process used by government agencies to censor sensitive material in declassified documents. However, despite the blackening out of faces, we can still infer who each subject is. They are adorned with political, military or regal regalia; they adopt the confident yet formal body language of power. And so, we know they occupy ruling positions within the social hierarchy.