Connections : Career change

The link between a person and a garment can never be planned for, but has lasting impact. It reveals the potential for change in each individual and piece. Single, small actions can have big effects.

"This T shirt is hand-painted by an artist in India. The reason I particularly have a strong feeling toward this t-shirt and this artist is that he taught me to paint many years ago about 20 years ago. I was over there as a pre-artist… my job now is an artist you see… and at that time I couldn’t use colour, I was very good at drawing and had lots of good ideas, but just couldn’t use colour. So I did some training with this chap, Omi, and he produces these T shirts and has done some amazing work over the years and we have formed quite a friendship. So this connection with this guy helped me to form a career. Which I didn’t have before then."

Photography: Fiona Bailey