Done as a hypothetical poster for a play, a comedy based around intergenerational redefinition of what it means to be upper class. You know the kind; the young are all about rebellion and getting their own identity, they revile the established wisdom, they attempt to reconnect with the common people, only to realise that the class they so despised was the only class they could ever belong to, and rather than revile it, they return with a greater love of yachts and diamonds and chateaus in tuscany. Something like that. With much laughter along the way. At first the audience is all “GO YOU YOUNG THINGS, REBEL! WE CONNECT WITH YOUR PLIGHT IN DESPISING THE UPPER CLASS”, then as the play progresses, it’s all laughing at the protagonists as they stumble through the world without their birthright privilege, only to return, somehow retaining the affection of the audience, and perpetuating the inheritance of wealth and title.
Acrylic on illustration board