I have used the theme of language as a key part of the work. The installation will be showing how a poem by ‘William Morris’ called ‘Summer Dawn’ has been interpreted in mobile texting language and translated into ‘Urdu’, and then printed. Therefore, interpreting William Morris’s poems to be more attachable to another generation and making his work multi-cultural.
I will be at the ‘William Morris Gallery' on Saturday 4th of September from 12pm to 2pm so come down and have a chat..
Lots of things inspire me, such as simple objects which always spark a mad idea for me to create my art. Also working in education with young people has really been inspirational and this has shaped not only the persona of ‘Missey S’ but also her art. Other inspirations have been my experiences for example working as an ‘Ink mixer/matcher’ at a t-shirt printing factory in Hackney Wick.
4. What challenges (if any) do you face in preparing yourself and your work for the Trail?
Finance has been the biggest challenge for me this year. I have had to be more creative in the way I have had to prepare for the Trail. Also, like last year, not having a studio where I can be more experimental has been a big challenge as well.
5. Who are your favourite artists?
I really don’t have any favourite artists as I am really inspired by objects, art, architecture, culture of/from different countries and religions
6. Please tell us two things you really like about Walthamstow?
Firstly I really love my home. The second thing I really like about Walthamstow has been the community I am in, they have been really been welcoming, made me feel a part of the community and accepting me as an artist.
7. Please tell us one thing you wish Walthamstow had?
A good cinema would really complete Walthamstow where, a variety of films were shown and of course ‘Bollywood’. So Save Walthamstow Cinema! I would love to walk down to the ‘Stow’ to watch a film instead of stressing out about where to go.