By the author:
"I Wish was inspired as I considered the balance between work and play in our lives. I wonder if we have become a nation of people who are slaves to the very technology that was meant to ease workloads rather than increase responsibilities and prolong work hours. Research carried out by the TUC highlights as a nation we are working extra hours for our employers for free. Using this information as a starting point, I set about to find out what people wishes were so they could use this time given to their employers and hopefully use this time to give something back to themselves.
Using my MA work in progress show, I invited people to stop, reflect, and ask themselves what they really wished for in their lives. Were their wishes realistic? Could they act on them? Presented in the form of a poster are all the wishes that were collected. Looking into the idea of the six steps of separation and how our wishes are constantly evolving, using colour to represent the notion of going from one step to another. Each wish is categorized by the one word, which expresses the individual's desire. The words are placed in the layout alphabetically and with each person assigned a number in the middle circle. Then using a system of linking the number to the wish word illustrating the human link between many of us and the common desires we strive for in our wishes and in our lives."
I Wish was shown at the 2007 Royal College of Art show in London, UK.