In Rites of Passage, Hazle explores themes of transition from one place to another. In this series, he draws inspiration from across various cultures to create his own set of personal Idols or Gods.
Delving into the spiritual world by creating narrative heavy paintings and ceramics of his characters exploring their experiences of prayer, worship and ceremony.
Often vibrant and highly contrasting, these paintings and sculptures depict a mystical futuristic hybrid, an abstracted atmosphere of landscapes and otherworldly figures which emerge from out of colourful shapes and patterns.
Hazle is exploring his struggle with religion by creating his own personal set of Idols and Gods. These characters play out theatrical representations of emotions right on their surface, like the emojis of our technological deities we see Happy, Sad, Good and Bad, depictions of the internal struggles that face us on earth and the juxtaposition of faith and immorality.