THEO IS THEO IS THEO: Cynthia Lawrence-John

The mixed media installation is a visual journey of my  continuing role, of being mother to and  raising a child with ASD. It’s not a ‘pity party’, I want the piece to speak with people on multiple levels, celebrating my son and the intricacies of the Neurodiverse mind. It’s not an easy journey for any parent or guardian, but it’s a less daunting path – when open dialogue around the issues exists.

What is your practice?


What drew you to this artform?

Studied photography as a degree and have always used photography as a form of communication.

Who is your art hero?

Gordon Parks

As restrictions are lifting where will you be heading to first in Margate?

An empty beach

Tell us a bit about this place

What do you see the artists role being in the overall effort to dismantle systemic racism?

Art is not solely about pretty pictures… yes that’s just one facet of art. Art has the power to speak with people on a political level… an image can speak equally if not sometimes more than words!