Tina Lawson has taken up the passion of collecting art to add to her creative repertoire and design sense, and according to the businesswoman and fashion designer, her daughter, Queen Bey, may be using some of her pieces for a new project.
“My art pieces are like my children,” she told the publication. “I just lent some of my art pieces to Beyoncé for her new project that she’s doing, and I’m looking at my walls, and it just makes me sad, because I miss seeing all my babies there… Art is so important because it inspires us. It is really important to surround your children, growing up African-American, with images of positive reinforcement and not the traditional ideas of what commercials say beauty is. It really makes a difference in your life.”
Sadly that was all Ms. Tina lent on Bey’s new mystery project. But in a recent interview with the New York Times, Beyonce opened up about her mother’s passion and the importance of representation in art.⠀⠀⠀
”I think it was important to my mother to surround us with positive, powerful, strong images of African and African American art so that we could reflect and see ourselves in them,” Bey said at the Wearable Art Gala last March.