Heather Milne

Wheelbarrow of a Bag of Rocks 2022

Inspired by the artist’s own struggle with OCD, this artwork speaks to the toll that mental hard work can take on the mind, body, and spirit. For Oli, OCD can feel like carrying 20 people’s responsibilities, having to keep pushing a heavy wheelbarrow forward with a bag full of rubbish and rocks on your back. But while this distraught, vaguely inhuman figure is struggling with the weight, there is potential for hope that the rocks will one day make him strong.