Daily Rites is an ongoing set of images which explore the impulses hidden beneath modern, commonplace activities. It is concerned with ritual and desire, and other instincts which underpin the modern humdrum. Each design is first painted in monochrome on wood panel, and a small edition of screenprints are produced from this image.
“A quiet life may well be a boring life. The unadventurous existence of a well-behaved citizen, engaged in earning a moderate living in a humble capacity, leaves completely unsatisfied all that part of his nature which, if he had lived 400,000 years ago, would have found ample scope in the search for food, in cutting off the heads of enemies, and in escaping the attentions of tigers.”
Bertrand Russell, Reith Lectures 1948