Preserve Your Instinct is a not-for-profit creative arts group working with local communities affected by the earthquake & subsequent tsunami that hit north-east Japan in March 2011.
The extent of the damage & terror caused left many psychologically & emotionally scarred.
To support communities in dealing with their trauma, PYI organised a workshop for victims & their families to create art from recovered & recycled debris.
Around 100 people. Many, who had never before had the opportunity to express their thoughts & experiences, were finally able to share their feelings through this physical act of recreating & creating art.
These works were then shown at an exhibition called “Connections” in the town of Otsuchi, as well as in Tokyo alongside UK- based artists.
Pitfield London is honoured to showcase a collection of 20 robots made by the victims from driftwood collected from the aftermath of the tsunami.
3 further pieces have been created by artist Andrew Logan, Yinka Shonibare MBE & acclaimed fashion designer Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.
ON SHOW & ON SALE
1-7 Dec, 2014 at Pitfield London
31-35 Pitfield Street, London N1 6HB