Maureen Evans

 

Maureen's treasured object was a set of rosary beads given to her by her daughter. Everton is a place where generations of families, for various reasons, often choose to stay. In these traditional family units the grandmother is a significant matriarchal figure; Maureen is part of this tradition and her house is a focal point for her family. One of her grandchildren has ambitions to become an architect and the white house is an accurate architectural scale model of Maureen's home. The column of Lego bricks upon which the house stands, Acropolis-like, reminds us of our earliest childhood attempts at building, while the anonymous white house reflects a style of social housing of which there are many examples in the area. Lego, like the reciting of the rosary, involves the accretion of many small units that combine to make a larger whole.

 



 

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