. The work explores the multicultural identity of Britain. Within my practice I explore my own identity which has stemmed from a multicultural background, being both Indian and British I have experienced two different cultures and thus created an hybrid identity where I simultaneously hold more than one culture. My work explores hybridity, through globalisation and the history of colonisation, the British identity now holds a varying degree of different cultures that are all part of Britain in their own way.
Within the print I have used heraldic imagery such as the English rose and the royal Coat of Arms to refer to Britishness, which have then been layered and even incorporated with the paisley design to show the merging of two cultures. Paisley, a design that originated in the oriental countries is named after the Scottish town, Paisley. The town’s name became synonymous with the pattern after its mass production of paisley shawls. This pattern and motif is a perfect illustration of Britain's ability to absorb cultures. The patterns and motifs are merged together in this colourful transformation to embrace the cultural diversity Britain has obtained through its history and modern globalisation.
print, screen print, paper, acrylic, a1
Screen print culture British Multicultural identity pattern layers