The recent #MeToo movement saw astonishing numbers of women recount their
experiences of misogyny. The scale of those affected and their previous silence was
shocking. This work was made in response. The 1,350 tiny ink drawings are, individually,
easy to ignore, but together,they are powerful. The work, titled “You too?”,invites the
viewer in and offers solidarity: if you too were affected, you are, emphatically, not alone. It
also sends a message to the perpetrators: working together, victims have a powerful voice
and you can no longer count on silence in the face of your abuse of power.
From Fiona G Roberts's interview with the Ingram Collection, 2018:
"This year I have a large work in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition (formerly the Jerwood Drawing Prize) which is currently on a national tour. My work titled You too? was made in response to the recent #MeToo movement which saw astonishing numbers of women recount their experiences of misogyny. The 1350 tiny ink sketches that make up the piece represent the scale of those affected. Once again, I had no idea if, or where, the work would be exhibited, I just felt it had to be made! I think what I’ve learned is, that if you feel strongly about your work, the chances are that it will resonate with others too."