Think Independently, Together by Lois O'Hara as part of the 'Figures of Change' Wembley Park Art Trail in Wembley Park

Think Independently, Together by Lois O'Hara

Samovar Space, Paint on Concrete, 2022

Think Independently, Together aims to be a welcoming space for multi-generational connectivity, developed alongside young local adults whose critical feedback shaped the final visual. The intention is to create a joyful space which celebrates the diversity in the area using an eye-popping colour palette and interlocking shapes, encouraging connection and interaction after two years of isolation. The artwork draws inspiration from the map of Brent, as seen from a bird’s eye view, where playful lines collide with each other and have an almost fluid and game-like quality; the hope is for them to be literally inhabited, echoing the aims of the 'collaborate' zone in the formal public space intervention.

Artist Bio

In today’s world we are constantly distracted and our own flow through life gets broken and dis-jointed. Lois’s work puts people back into a state of flow. Lois’s brand ethos also explores how colour can have positive effects on people and places. By exploring movement in design, Lois believes that this is an effective way of gently encouraging people to ‘move’; whether that be physically or emotionally in their minds. Her unique colour combinations and use of curves make her style so recognisable. Lois’s vibrant, diverse and creative practice takes in Large Scale Mural Painting, Design & Art Direction, Interior Design and Public Art. She also has extent experience in managing projects, delegating works and executing development & creative projects to a high standard.

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Figures of Change art trail

Launching for International Women's Day 2022, 'Figures of Change’ consists of eight major public realm artworks by an all-female line up of leading artists from around the world. Curated by Zoë Allen of Artistic Statements, 'Figures of Change' adds to the existing Wembley Park Art Trail and takes shape across a myriad of unconventional outdoor canvases in site specific locations around the neighbourhood. The free public art includes digital pieces, lighting installations, typography, graphic design, photography and illustration. Reflecting the theme of IWD2022, 'Figures of Change' explores the positive shift in attitudes towards women and a collective desire for change following a hugely destabilising global pandemic.