Patterns for Peace; VIMEO Link to view the artwork:
Tina Lawlor Mottram; Royal Engineers Museum
YouTube Patterns for Peace; Tina Lawlor Mottram
Before I left I had seen memorabilia in the Royal Engineers from the Falklands war and this prompted me to use peace as the theme for this exhibition. On my travels in South America, I photographed many surprising patterns: images of weaving, handmade beautiful crafted objects like this one found in a museum in Buenos Aires and other unusual and peculiar to Latin America, which are explored on my return home. I visited Araxá and São Sebastian de Paraiso in Minas Gerais Province in Brazil. I saw Black Madonnas in Argentina and Brazil, which reminded me of the famous Black Madonna in Monstserrat near Barcelona which I had seen in my 20s. Climate Change and my involvement with the Extinction Rebellion movement to address this issue are all reflected in my work for this exhibition.
Materials used are found, donated, recycled whenever possible, reused and frames ditto. All artwork is for sale. Please contact me via email for details.