Poor Teddy

Poor Teddy is an installation of a plush teddy bear, pinned to the wall by a knife staked through its heart. Around it, a circle of white mice congregates as if ready to consume it, a metaphor for the all-consuming nature of technology and the ways in which humans are being tested like lab rats. The piece is a reflection on the ways in which childhood playtime has changed in the contemporary era. Children are no longer interested in teddy bears and other tangible toys - the smartphone seems to have eclipsed all other toys as the ultimate pass-time for children, a knife to the heart for Teddy.