A deaf artist who uses her work to help break down barriers between cultures is to display her creations in a community garden and park in Oswaldtwistle.
Alex Tritton’s work will be on display in the Coach House event room run by Friends of Rhyddings Park.
Alex converted to Islam in 1992 and has been producing intricate textiles since 2013.
She is inspired by the meaning of the words and sentences of the Koranic verses and creates a textile banner in freehand embroidery.
Alex said, “I want people to be able to understand the context of Quranic verses and what I am trying to convey.
“As part of my work, I want to break down these misconceptions that still exist in people’s minds.
The intricate designs vary in size, from small pieces made up of Quranic phrases to larger works of art exploring important facets of what it means to be a Muslim.
Alex and his daughter setting up the art exhibit
Alex, a mum-of-four from Blackburn, said: ‘In one piece I looked at how faith is very much like a tree.
“A tree takes so long to develop and grow, and so does a person’s faith.
“Yet all the time you need to further develop your faith.
“I love all the pieces because they all have different meanings. My favorite is the first one I’ve ever done and that’s ‘the bee’.”
Alex’s work will be on display throughout July and August at Rhyddings Park.
The Rhyddings Park Vegetable Garden is a community resource for residents of Oswaldtwistle and surrounding villages. The garden is managed by Newground CIC in partnership with Hyndburn Council and The Friends of Rhyddings Park and funded by Heritage Lottery.