Abduction

This painting taken from a CCTV still of two year old Jamie Bulger being abducted. He was later murdered. What was important for me was expressing the extent to which an image can fail to convey important aspects of the situation it purports to describe. It is clear that information other than that contained in the image itself is brought to bear on our understanding of it. Our ability to understand what we see is determined by the understandings we bring to it in order to undertake interpretation.