Maryam Hashemi - inspiration
Maryam boards her barge on the canal and shares how life on the water brought a whole new wave of inspiration. There are scenes of her boyfriend playing music on the barge interspersed with light effects similar to her richly coloured paintings. The canal is her source of inspiration and living on the boat bringing together two worlds, canal life and city life, alongside people, running, cycling, etc. She shows how her ideas emerge from the subconscious and is influenced by classical and Renaissance, religious and currently Pre-Raphaelite art movements. Examples of these works are shown beginning with a painting by Frida Kahlo.