Restore

2020 Community, Exhibition, Social Empowerment

Restore is a site-specific window artwork at the Mason’s Arms Pub in Battersea produced for the Nine Elms Arts Ministry. Restore is about the celebration of the sense of belonging as a symbol of light. Inspired by mystical stained glass windows, the hand-painted drawings represent the Mason’s Arms Pub community around a dining table as a space to restore conviviality and togetherness among young and old generations. The drawing style is a unique feature of AL artworks, continuing and evolving The United Generations project. The drawings are the outcome of an iterative process that includes traditional crafts, computer rendering and creative software. Developed as a universal pictorial language, Restore encourages simplicity, inclusivity and personal interpretation.

For more information please visit Nine Elms Arts Ministry.

Restore – Short documentary by JD Dean and AL

Blue panel detail: family around a table with fruitsRestore – Blue panel detail: family around a table with fruits

Orange panel detail: family around a table with fruitsRestore – Orange panel detail: family around a table with fruits

Cropped image of Panel 2, inscriptions 'Restore the light within our hearts - restore the light within our homes'Restore – Blue panel detail, inscriptions

Cropped image of Panel 2, children with fruitsRestore – Blue panel detail, children with fruits

two colorful stained glass windows from outside the pubRestore – Art installation from Battersea Park Road

Windows overall, coloured sketch drawing (21x29,7cm)Restore – Windows overall, coloured sketch (21x29,7cm)