How our lives have changed because of the mobile phone.
We see people in a restaurant facing each other, but on their phones looking at social media. Or a train full of people, all with their heads down looking at the little black box in their hands.
On a recent trip to the country, Alan saw a group of young men sitting around a fire at camping ground. The drinks were there. The food was there. The tents were there. But so were the phones. Every one of them was on their phone as they sat around the campfire.
This made him think…..are they having fun being together? How would they react if one of them disturbed the silence by singing, or playing a guitar, or heaven forbid…talking to his mates.
And so, when he came home, he made this sculpture called….Are we having fun yet?