This series has been prompted by revelations in the media of people being forced to work, without pay, dignity or choice. Many are living in squalid conditions, many are hidden behind closed doors (but in the midst of our communities nevertheless) and many have been trafficked into the UK by criminal gangs.

I have used the symbol of a ‘bar-code’ as stripes in the background of each drawing. This symbolises that the person is being treated as a commodity for sale. The vertical lines are also reminiscent of prison bars and represents that person’s lack of choice.

My work has recently been awarded 'Highly Commended' in the 2018 Red Line Art Awards (in addition to an award in 2017):