In the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, all 50 US states and 18 countries have participated in #blacklivesmatter protests. People worldwide are uniting in solidarity, more than ever, in the fight against racism in all forms, and the active resistance to the dehumanization and devaluation of black lives.
It’s important we continue these conversations, dismantle systems that no longer serve and educate ourselves. We must be open to other people’s experiences.
Amidst the 2020 BLM protests, I hosted a charity fundraiser with a giveaway of this original. I raised £305 for Show Racism The Red Card – an anti-racism educational charity – and am very grateful for everyone who donated. Each donation entered you into a raffle to win the bespoke A2 watercolour piece named, ‘The Butterfly of Solidarity & Change’.
Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life with many cultures seeing them as a symbol of endurance, change and hope. They’re a powerful symbol of transformation. I have created this piece to encapsulate meaning and symbolise the transformative power of using your voice in the fight for change and racial equality.
It’s also created in memory of George Floyd and every other individual, worldwide, who has fallen victim and lost their lives to racism.
The butterfly leaves the safety of its cocoon in its new form – an excellent analogy for looking within ourselves for change; breaking down and excavating our own racial biases to allow positive change, growth and new beginnings.
I’ve also incorporated the raised fist within its wings to symbolise the freedom which comes from solidarity and supporting one another.
Prints are available and 10% of profits will be donated to Black Lives Matter to support their continued mission to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
A4 & A3 Prints are available
Please note, artwork does not come framed.
A4 – 21 x 29.7 cm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches
A3 – 29.7 x 42 cm / 11.7 x 16.5 inches
Vegan art supplies and materials.
Delivery will be calculated according to your delivery address.
For delivery within the U.K & Europe, a flat rate of £10 is added for postage and packaging at checkout for all artwork. This includes professional packaging and Next Day Special Delivery with Royal Mail. For addresses outside of the U.K & Europe, a flat rate of £20 is added.