Attorney Peter Polack, who is also an author and historian, has added fine artist to the list of hats he wears.
One of his recent pieces, titled “The Confinement Assemblage”, can now be seen on permanent display in the lawn area at Her Majesty’s Prison at Northward, after being on exhibition at the National Gallery.
Mr. Polack noted that the pieces were “inspired by my experiences with youthful offenders in the legal system and research about the war in Angola, the flag of which is red and black. The colours red and black frequently appear in various forms in the legal system.”
He added that “The exhibition at the National Gallery was my first ever exhibition as an artist. The interest only started recently when I experimented with methods of expression outside the written word which can be restricted by language and a willingness to publish. It is a more personal direction as every piece, while maintaining a general symbolism, has it’s origins in experience and relationship.”
The artist also explained what he thought others might take from the offering.
“I am hopeful it will inspire even a single young person to make a positive change in their life direction as life ultimately is a series of choices,” he said.