These images are from the first project commissioned by The Ferret. As part of their investigation into why vulnerable refugee women slip through the cracks of social care in the UK, they wanted to ensure that readers could have a ‘human element’ to associate the womens’ stories with. As a result, I was asked to help provide this while respecting the anonymity of the women in the article.
I achieved this by designing ‘characters’ to represent each person’s story. From the information I was given, I was able to create representative models by incorporating visual motifs that reflected their countries and cultures of origin. I also included a cracked porcelain mask motif on all of the ‘characters’, partly as a response to the need to preserve the womens’ anonymity, but also to reflect the intense pressure they were under.