Brent based artist Yasmin Nicholas has developed new collage works The Children of the Sugar centering personal and collective histories that form Brent’s identity.
Her collages bring together community portraits, archival images and the words of four poems she has written The Wind Rushed In, Back Home, Fingerprints and Higher.
The work is shared on public signage boards, the windows of local businesses and bus stops throughout the borough, using these spaces not as advertising but as public and community notices.
Posters are presented in places of personal care and maintenance, spaces of care, gossip and relationships, and a limited run is available to take away and display in kitchens, bedrooms, domestic places. The work signals to past and present stories, personal and collective experiences and their contemporary entanglements and differences.
Above: Hear her recite her four poems that her collages bring together.