Steve's F

Steve's F

Friday, 20 November 2015

Flowers. Everywhere.

Flowers for Freedom, liberating Flora
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Flowers for Freedom at the

Lightbox Gallery Art and Craft Fair

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November 2016

         "now with added va-va-voom flower power!"
                                  -the Ethical Hedonist

Every day in captivity, Ai Wei Wei, the Chinese artist sent the  Government a bunch of flowers. Thus the concept of flowers for freedom was born.  Although a person can be deprived of their liberty, their relationships, the ties that bind, their captors  cannot  strip them of their capacity to create and to appreciate beauty, even in the most evil of places and through the dark night of the soul. 
Using colour and light to break out of the monochrome, barred and gated  world of an institution, painting flowers became a way to cling on to my sanity and defy feeling “locked in.”
The proceeds of the sales from Flowers for Freedom help to fund art classes and workshops  for women only, at drop in centres, refuges and enterprise hubs.  The response has been really positive, with outcomes in increased confidence, communication and group working.

I am deeply grateful to Peter Blake, the art teacher at HMP Bronzefield for his encouragement and to the Lightbox gallery in Sutton for taking my first attempts at art seriously.  Also thanks to Piyush Suri of Handmade in Britain who took a punt and let me exhibit at Handmade  at Kew, a learning curve for all. These new watercolours depict the freshness and sensuality of women and flowers - they'd make a great Christmas present and come framed by Accession CiC
 in West Ealing.

I look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Farah Damji

Lightbox Gallery, Chobham Rd
Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA
Flora Notecards
£2.50 each
£10 for 5
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Paintings from £85.00
Prints £10.00
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Boudoir Notecards and Watercolours 
Cards £10 for 5
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If you would like a painting of a particular flower it can be painted especially for you, to whatever size you would like.  Farah also undertakes commissions for designers, architects and publishers.

Please contact us to arrange a visit or to have a chat about your requirements on: 07512 320 700  or email
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