Carrie Reichardt was kind enough to open her doors for an evening with the Baroness in her mosaic wonderland. Dubbed as 'The Treatment Rooms' her west London home is being transformed into an influential community arts project, each wall tackling it's own range of social and political injustices. The inspiration was born from a longstanding friendship with Luis Ramirez, an innocent man on death row in Texas. After writing to Luis for nearly 6 years and learning of the injustices of Capital Punishment, Carrie decided that his story (and those of many others) must be heard.
"His murder by the State of Texas compelled me to dedicate my creative energies to trying to engage with others and raise awareness about injustice"
With the help of The Treatment Room Crew, the back fence was transformed into an incredibly moving tribute to Luis, containing memories, relics and Luis' last words.
Behind this stands a 40ft mosaic dedicated to the incarceration of the Black Panthers who have spent over three decades in solitary confinement.
Carrie's admitted fascination with death may seem confronting to many, but her messages are not wollowing in injustice, instead they are intertwined in playful imagery and explosions of colour in a cheeky celebration of life.