My Teddy Edwards
The project comes from a small letter written by my mum while she was receiving treatment for her depression. The letter was about her old teddy bear (Teddy Edwards) and how she remembered that she had kept him since she was less than a year old. He reminded her of her happier times as a child growing up in Milton, Glasgow, when she knew that her family was well, and when she had no worries or cares in the world. The story of Teddy Edwards resonated with me in that it was a reminder of her love for her home and family, something that I loved and had inspired me to create this project.
Judged by Tim Barber:
Inspired by the Grand Prix, Takahashi Miki’s work, I thought it would be fun and interesting to make a compilation of the widely diverse and eclectic work submitted for this contest. When edited and organized, the “memory” submissions, sent in from dozens of artists, become a kind of collective-memory-collage, a dream sequence of disparate clues from a kaleidoscopic narrative.
* This work was included in a curated collection of works selected by the judge Tim Barber from a number of submitted works. See the collection