Could you live on $8 or $9 dollars an hour? A computer game made by the Urban Ministries of Durham in North Carolina and an advertising firm called McKinney lets you play out life with a low-wage job as a single mom. The objective is to make it a month, juggling getting a job, rent, a place to live, food and coping with the costs of repairs, things for your child, insurance, etc.. Actually a very hard game to play and full of reminders of the difficulties of life on that kind of salary.
Ruben Ireland is a graphic artist and digital illustrator based in London that fuses digital techniques and traditional practices. His deamlike images of female figures often combined with the animal kingdom carry an emotional weight with their relevance to daily life and narrative.
Black Scale Spring 2012 “Fallen from Grace” Collection