Kathryn Miller of Melissa + Miller Interiors reveals which of the artworks from the Tate and National Gallery permanent collections has particularly inspired her
Words by Kathryn Miller of Melissa + Miller Interiors
Our selection is Lubaina Himid’s 1991 painting Between the Two My Heart is Balanced from the Tate’s collection. We are drawn to its portrayal of two women on a boat, as well as to the artist herself, a British woman of colour. This piece resonates deeply as it potentially draws on themes relating to the liberation of women, especially of black women.
LUBAINA HIMID BETWEEN THE TWO MY HEART IS BALANCED, 1991 Tate © Lubaina Himid
Himid’s work addresses the slave industry and institutional invisibility. These themes are critical to examine and explore, to this day and beyond, as is the concept of being an individual and part of a larger collective.
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