A STUDY OF WARWICK TRIANGLE AT RUSH HOUR, Durban, 2014
In July 2014 Faith completed the painting of six huge walls, on four of the supporting columns of the N3 viaduct adjacent to the Early Morning Market in Warwick.
An ambitious project in the heart of Durban, South Africa, it is one of the Fringe Projects that formed part of the 25th World Congress on Architecture, UIA2014.
Faith was originally introduced to the area by Doung Jahangeer, a Durban artist architect and co-founder of dalacreative.
Referring to Warwick Triangle, she says, “I’m specifically interested in exploring this notion of the informal economy. I was struck by the potent energy of this area. The paintings are portraits of some of the traders in the area, a tribute to the everyday man on the street.”
“Art in public spaces creates a visual gap to breathe; nothing is being sold or advertised. There is only a communication from the artist to the passer-by, allowing the viewer to find his or her own meaning within the works. This kind of intervention is necessary, as so much of our public space and city architecture is alienating to the individual.”