Like her previous work, The Movement Cafe, the piece is bright and colourful, yet shows it’s less gleeful structure. The scaffolding underneath becomes part of a visual structure, contrasting against the luminescent typography that is hand-painted on the wooden panels. I can see why her work was selected to become a centerpiece for this festival, love is beautiful on the outside but also strong and unafraid on the inside.
Morag explained her piece to me in great detail. It was a quote by Martin Luther King, organised by colour. I had not heard the quote before, but a family behind us were decoding it, pointing out each word as they found it.
I thought that she would have been tired from working on this project all day, but she was delighted to answer my questions. We talked about the fact that I came from Arts University Bournemouth and that we had talks about her and her work. She thought it was funny that I couldn’t escape her, even when I am now home for the summer.
I was interested to know what she thought, was she a Designer or an Artist? she replied saying: “I don’t like to be labelled, but this time I’m being called an Artist”
Near the end of our discussion I asked about how she worked, and she said: “I just kept adding things and then realised that I don’t need to add anymore”