Future Fossils, Chapter 7 – The Barrow.

Well, last week’s post caused a bit of a stir! There has been a conversation going on, mostly on my Instagram account, about whether it is responsible to post an image of a swastika. I am delighted with this controversy – it is exactly my point. We make up stories about things, we think we have all the answers, but out knowledge is of a fleeting moment. The connection between this symbol and Nazi atrocities is very short lived in the history of the human race and yet it colours our judgement entirely. So should I have posted it or not? Did I need to put a health warning on it? I would be interested in your opinions.

In the meantime, here is chapter 7.

Image by Andrea Cradduck.


  1. Angela Young says:

    Definitely you should have posted it … so people might find out that the swastika didn’t only represent Nazis … and also that their swastika was reversed anyway (I think).

    1. Thanks for your comment, Angela. I appreciate your engagement with my project.

  2. alandmacklin says:

    I agree – publish to prompt awareness and open people’s eyes to the fact that we represent but a brief snapshot of history: our own prejudices should not be allowed to dominate the world.
    The barrow has a very different ‘feel’ about it – adding diversity within the continuity of style of those posts.

    1. Thank you for your comment. It is great that this has led so such an interesting debate.

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