Monday, 10 September 2007
Last two Pics Crime and Punishment. First pic an entry in Jack's Homework Diary which details a detention. When I asked Jack why he had got it he said "Hitting David" so second pic me and Jack recreating the crime, though Jack's teeth look funny, they don't in real life, maybe he was eating a french fry.
More evidence of crime in Jack's diary which I discovered when I was flicking through it - graffiti, though of course it is debatable whether this is a crime or whether Jack is an alternative artist. Third pic makes it clear that he thinks of himself as a graffiti artist, as he has drawn a picture of a spray can alongside his name. When I had a job as an invigilator I noticed a lot of graffiti on the desks, and a lot of names, so maybe it is an adolescent thing, asserting your identity. Elsewhere Jack appears to be making political statements with his graffiti (another function of graffiti) with 'Everybody hates spoilt rich kids' and 'Boring', presumably of school.
Top two pics are quite disturbing. What the heck is that weird dog/horse-like beast at the bottom of the first picture? It looks like Jack has drawn round his thumb and added features.
Lots of weird snake/dragon/worm-like beasts. I can only think that Jack has been heavily influenced by his love of Japanese cartoons like Pokemon and Digimon, with their weird composite creatures. One doesn't like to think too closely about this sort of thing.