The series, It’s a Shame About Ray, aims to articulate an island as a psychological space and to document a ‘coming of age’ brought about by the realization of death, or the process of how one comes to understand it. Ray becomes the narrator of a story punctuated by death and longing to belong and be remembered. I don’t think of ‘Ray’ as any one specific person but rather a place holder for all that we have lost and as a signifier for all of us who tempt, and even at times, run willingly towards death.
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By Olivia Becchio