Tea with the Tigers
Ahmed Farooqui, Assemblage
Following the Winter Hares installation in 2020, I wanted contrasting animals for the summer of 2021 and thought of tigers, which connected with Judith Kerr’s wonderful book “the tiger who came to tea” about a little girl’s kindness and generosity towards a (rather scary) stranger who had invited himself to tea. This work adds a further chapter to the story where the tiger family invite the little girl to tea in return. After the dark winter that we had in 2020 I wanted a positive and optimistic theme to take us through the summer.
Thanks to Alan Swann for technical advice and construction, Lizzie Brown for the photography, Adrian & Sulman for help on installation day.