NORTON GRIM AND ME
(work in progress)
'Norton Grim and Me' is about my experiences of going to boarding school, aged 7 years old. It is about the trauma of the separation from my home and family, the tradition and culture that normalises this practice and the impact that this has had on me emotionally and somatically.
It touches on how the trauma of boarding school has also impacted on the country as a whole through our (wounded) leaders, many of whom also went to boarding school.
It mostly, though speaks of what has helped me survive the experience, my art making, imagination and alter-ego, Norton Grim.