David G.A. Ward
What's Wrong With Being Me
David G. A. Ward created the work showcased here, What's Wrong With Being Me: I Am Gaia, for his year three Independent Study project. The series is made up of surreal self-portraits based around his identity and the treatments of the LGBT community around the world, highlighting problems such as the Daesh murders in Syria and Iraq. Though Ward feels proud of who he is, and these fears do not rule him, he finds it hurtful when others are attacked either verbally or physically because of who they are, something they cannot change and should not be asked to change. These ideas were the basis of which to convey the work by using surrealism, dreams and fears as a way of illustrating how he would feel if it were to be him being attacked in this way like so many others are.
Steph Bourazanis • Alexandra Akigg • Zoë Bennett • Robert Bigwood • Hannah Cooper • Kimberley-Anne Cox • Elodie Duncan-Duplain • Emma Fox • David G.A. Ward • Jamain Gordon • Annie Haggarty • Lucy Jarvis • Connor Kitching • Samara Knight • Maggie Leitch • Ernielson Limbo • Henry Maxfield • Rebecca Morgan • Tomm Morton • Rebecca Orton • Madeline Regan • Grace Slater • Kirill Slokotovich • Rungthanwa Thaophayung • Sarah Williams • Miriam Winsor • Paris Wood •