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Matthew Gould is a graphic Artist, and has worked in printmaking, produced artist books and multimedia works. His art often has humorous aspects to it and is often a reflection of ideas about the world rather than personal memories and struggles.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Stickman Project

The Stickman Project was an idea that developed from the thought that we (as people and for the most part) want to be individuals.

We crave that feeling of being different to everyone else and yet our attempts to break free from the 'social norm' is harder than we first realise.

This is about breaking free from that feeling and being free to be who you want to be.

My original thought came from my own beliefs as a Christian and how I've found myself trapped in wanting to do what I want and wanting to do what God wants. I didn't however want this to be about me, I wanted everyone to be able to understand this and so I steered clear of Christian symbolism.