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RAWTARA commissions John Kimpton

The mosaic project was commissioned by RAWTARA, a tenants' group based in the West End of Ashton-under-Lyne. The mosaic stretching over 20 foot of a sub station follows themes in the 'Art of the Community' book but produced in a cubist style. The majority of the pieces are all straight lines built out of triangular shapes and are a colourful array of brightly coloured pieces providing the background to the characters.
'The tenants' input was very important to me on this project as I felt that this would become an important part of the surroundings and community and they would feel more protective towards the work, and therefore ensure it would not be defaced or vandalised in the future'
Through his art John expresses with clarity and certainty the epic of daily life, and its permanence, dignity and value are captured there for all to see. We only have to take the time out from our busy lives to look
Anthony C. Browne
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