No Borders Shopper
Size: 490 mm wide x 370 mm
No Borders, Large shopper with long handles, made from black organic heavy duty recycled cotton, bespoke label reading No Borders by Hilary Jack. This stylish organic recycled shopper is perfect for everyday use. Its heavy duty, a laptop easily fits in and its also useful for the weekly shop. In 2017 Hilary borrowed the words NO BORDERS JUST HORIZONS ONLY FREEDOM, from Amelia Erhart the American aviator and explorer to fabricate a huge neon sign currently on exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park UK and Alnoba Art Park USA. The tote bag acts as merchandise for the original neon artwork while Amelia Erharts words can be read through a lens of the global politics of today. https://ysp.org.uk/openair/hilary-jack-no-borders
Size: approx 50.8 cm x 10 cm (20 inches x 4 inches)
Corruption is an oversized bespoke stick of Blackpool rock in Union flag colours, with the word CORRUPTION running through it. This limited edition artwork is prompted by the words of political journalist and activist George Monbiot – “corruption runs through this country like words in a stick of rock”. His comments made on Twitter followed the Government’s decision to award lucrative COVID contracts for PPE and track and trace to Tory donors and friends of Boris Johnson without public tender.
Corruption was fabricated by The Rock People in Blackpool. A label on the side of the rock bears an image of Boris Johnson and information about the artwork.
Size: 630 x 60 x 20 mm
’Broken’, Bronze cast of a broken found twig, with natural and gold patina, edition of five. While walking in Macclesfield Forest Hilary stepped on a twig, snapping it in two. To Hilary this unintentional act summed up the sometimes accidental impact of human presence on our environment. Hilary cast the twig in bronze thereby adding a memorial aspect to the artwork, while her use of gold patina references the traditional Japanese art of Kintsugi where the pieces of broken pottery are brought together using gold which at the same time enhances the break and adds value to the broken object.