Our Nation’s Sons Project
The aim of the project ‘Our Nation’s Sons’ is to use portraits drawings as a tool to provoke and question current representations of young men in today’s society. The media openly ridicules and demonises this generational group. By using words such as NED (Non-Educated-Delinquent) and CHAV (Council-Housed-And-Violent) we continually push young people out of society and slowly beat them into apathy. I want to change this.
I enlisted a group of young lads from the local area to help with this street art project. I named the lads the Tyros, a latin word meaning learner or apprentice, and we set about making our mark on the city streets of Edinburgh. Here is our story….
The project is funded by the City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership, Edinburgh.