Patrick Samuel has named his design for Palmers Green "Changing Perspectives".
"Palmers Green is more than just houses, roads and parks.It is home to people of all walks of life, origins and orientations. Changing Perspectives represents the diversity of this community, its openness and attitudes... So, the artwork incorporates the colours of Pride, BLM and neurodiversity, and last but not least the many green spaces that allow us to relax and come together.
Changing Perspectives is inspired by the works of Escher, Picasso and Haring. Bold, distinct colours, interlocking tessellations and faces you can see from any direction that show, however different our outlook on life, we’re living in the same community. Symbolically and literally, it really is about changing perspectives and I hope people enjoy and engage with it with as much pleasure as I had creating it. "
Patrick Samuel is an exhibiting artist and musician with autism and ADHD. Having returned to art after a 20-year break, he picked up painting and drawing again when he started his daily art therapy in December 2016. A time of prolific work as well as recognition followed, and Patrick has embraced his neurodiversity as a gift rather than seeing it as a disability;he’sfound his voice and his calling.
Patrick has had several solo exhibitions and produced two albums with “neuro-diverse” music he wrote. His work and his story have been recognised in local media and featured in magazines as well as on BBC Breakfast and BBC News online. As a spokesperson for autism awareness, Patrick has been sharing his experiences at various events and conferences throughout the UK.