Tareg Morris (UK, Cornwall)
Fathers for Injustice (2012)
I document my time of struggle, vulnerability and injustice as a single mother trying to protect my young child, exploring the feelings and experiences of my journey inside the British court system, which resulted in the entrapment of my and my child’s freedom.
I created this work in 2012, following the court’s decision to deny me the right to take up an arts scholarship abroad. In what was a time of hardship and pain, I found comfort in craft.
Being a single mother at the age of eighteen, I faced prejudice and heartache in both pregnancy and early parenthood. I hid my pregnancy behind baggy clothing and oversized jackets and shied away from baby and toddler groups for fear of being the youngest parent there who no one would talk to.
Within my work, the themes of identity, memory and narrative often occur. Taking the stories from my personal history, I re-invent them through craft, exposing the unseen moments that make me who I am today.
Tareg Morris graduated with a BA Honours in Contemporary Craft from Falmouth University in 2015. Her work was recently accepted into the public collection of the Eden Project.