大丈夫ですか is a homage to my time spent on a three month exchange in Hokkaido, Japan. It was a life changing and eye opening experience. My teachers, classmates and house mother ALWAYS asked me 大丈夫ですか, which means are you ok? It really stuck with me and embodies the care and consideration they had for me. In response to this I created a limited edition screen printed Tshirt and a series of pocket sized ceramic idols as a tribute to that time in japan and to those wonderful people who I will always remember.
Illustrations © Scotty Gillespie 2019