Everybody Loves My Babies!
Everybody Loves My Babies! (2015-18) is a grid of photographic images, the number is dependent on the size of the wall (9, 16, 25). In the images the same found analogue photograph of a baby is represented in a digital drawing. Each image only uses a limited number of digitally drawn lines to denote the location (for example: a road, a desert, a stock exchange, a prison). The number of babies, and their location, is different in each image. When seen as a whole, in a grid of 9, 16 or 25, the viewer is confronted with a multitude of babies looking at them, this effect is at once enticing and unsettling. The aesthetics of our culture is increasingly determined and defined in relation to the baby. Through humour Everybody Loves My Babies asks the viewer to consider if embracing the aesthetics of baby culture is, perhaps, a little strange.
Four examples of this photographic art work are presented below.
Artwork by Luke Robinson (the baby photograph is a found photograph).