The Good The Bad The Belle, 2009

Curated by Andrée Cook at Spring Projects, London,  Barford’s ‘The Good The Bad The Belle’ series of focused pieces explore ideas of lost youth in today’s society.  The work looks at eating habits, violence, education, gang culture and perceptions of childhood. 

The original figurines used are chocolate box images of childhood where even a street urchin is depicted as a romantic notion.  The process of updating these figures to contemporaneity plays is as important as the completed pieces themselves.