Twigs turns wild for the Art Fund



Daily Telegraph

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British singer-songwriter FKA Twigs has said she wanted to create artwork for The Wild Escape project to inspire children to have a “genuine connection” with nature as was instilled in her when she was growing up. Hundreds of museums across the UK have joined forces in the largest ever art collaboration to motivate children to “respond creatively” to the threat to the natural environment. The youngsters will be encouraged to create wildlife artworks which will be brought to life in a huge-scale immersive display to be unveiled on Earth Day 2023, the Art Fund said. Leading artists have created artworks to inspire children to take part, including 35-year-old Twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Barnett. She created a piece inspired by Diego Velazquez’s Rokeby Venus and Shibata Zeshin’s Two-fold Screen. Twigs said she was “very inspired” by the world around her.