The neighbourhood around Turnpike Lane, London N15 comprises a unique community - a culturally-rich diaspora from all parts of the globe. Our locality is all the better for it. Two such members, Lena and Kashaff, of Indian ancestry, came to the United Kingdom, from Trinidad, over fifty years ago. Having generously donated a section of the side wall to their home in 2015 - http://www.turnpikeartgroup.co.uk/2015/09/salt-and-pepper.html - they made a request in late 2018 for 'a bird' to sit alongside these artworks. It became clear that the right response was to create a link to their ancestral home, and paint a large and glorious Indian Peacock. Lena is particularly pleased that our proposed artwork would 'bring some colour' to the area.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
In these turbulent times of culture-shifting and misplaced xenophobic activism, it is key that we continue to engage with the diverse cultures who make a valued contribution to London life. In creating a strong visual link (using animal symbolism) to the homeland of one indian couple we can visually illustrate the power of art to bind communities across race, age and intellect. This street artwork will stand as a token symbol of how we embrace all cultures and allow their colour and form to knit with our own to make a stronger world.
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