A glazed ceramic pot by Grayson Perry in the National Portrait Museum, London. His comment on this artwork: Jack & John are a white gay couple who have adopted a mixed race child, Shea. A complex mixture of identity issues are highlighted by this very contemporary version of the family. Because they are not a typical nuclear family, Jack & John are consequently very aware of the process of good parenting. I think that they teach us an important lesson: we should not take it for granted that we naturally know how to love & raise a child well, it needs thought & practice to get it right.
Part of the Who Are We? exhibition by this most extraordinary of contemporary artists.
ABCs & 123s: P is for pottery.