© Paul Ford 2020

Reasons To Be


Pages from the Financial Times listing share prices were collaged over a map of the Island and screenprinted images of enlarged pound notes overlayered, resembling passing clouds perhaps.


On my return to live on the Isle of Man in the late 1980s I found a prosperous Island in almost ostentatious growth with full employment, labour imported, many new residents, rocketing house prices and a society forever changed.


This uneasy grinding of gears between new monied gentrification and an inherent Island culture is clearly implied.





Collage, Screenprint, Acrylic, Paper

0.88 x 0.86 metres, 1988

Collection of the artist

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