Why do we bother with history? Here's my reasons why it is important to me as an artist.

My Manifesto

History does matter. It connects us to the present. Gives us a foundation for the future. History helps us appreciate what we have today. Gain a better understanding of our culture.

History can be boring. Artists can enliven the engagement of the subject. They can bring new thinking and a fresh approach within a contemporary context.

History can be misinterpreted, fabricated and sentimental. Every detail can't be included. Artists decide what is significant, emphasising or excluding parts of a story, possibly distorting the truth.

Ultimately the artist work should aim to awaken the curious mind and stimulate further enquiry.