“Shop Till You Drop”.

“Shop Till You Drop “,was created at the former Kangol hat factory in Cleator Moor,Cumbria in January,2014.The installation was created from old unused paper carrier bags hung suspended above a puddle floor and was made in response to television coverage of the January sales in shops.I wanted to make a response to the frenzied spectacle of shoppers rushing to purchase items on sale by highlighting carrier bags hung in a fragile manner above puddles of water,left to collapse and ultimately decompose.I wanted to focus on a particular aspect of shopping ,of people purchasing goods they don’t really need but drawn to the need to acquire to get the shopping ‘buzz’ ,shopaholics need on a regular basis.The watery reflection reflects the ultimate illusion of acquiring goods to deliver a transitory ‘fix’, often masking personnel worries and concerns within peoples’ lives.