One O’Clock Assassin
There are lots of connotations in James prints, there is often a representation of himself sometimes as a lion or another animal, also representations of family members and portayals of relationships between people.
I have chosen this impressive aquatint because of the strong sense story and meaning it carries. I believe the two figures at the right side are representing Northern Ireland. They are interrupted by the black figure, the asassin, who reminds me in a way of a priest or political official. This intruder breaks into a church - suggested by by the figure of Christ - to shoot the figure in the center of the scene. This print forms part of a series of etchings reflecting on the troubles in Northern Ireland.