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Artist: Lucy Delano
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£2,400.00
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All Mothers

  • Acrylic and magnet sculpture
  • Edition of 2
  • XX x XXcm
  • Signed ??? 

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‘ALL MOTHERS WERE SUMMONED WHEN HE CALLED OUT FOR HIS MAMA’

A respectful reference to the graffiti that appeared across America, following the murder at the hands of the police, of George Floyd.  Floyd, in his final moments of life, called out for his (deceased) mother. 

ALL MOTHERS acknowledges the message from the original street art, i.e. that all mothers will, by nature, respond to any child in fear, pain, or distress. It focusses on the fact that maternal grief for a suffering child is universal. 

Alongside communicating the visceral pain of the original quote, and the universal response by mothers alluded to in the original graffiti, the choice of media, font, and colours in ALL MOTHERS, is deliberate and carefully considered.

ALL MOTHERS consists of two black media. The background is a Stuart Semple paint, the blackest black. The text, a gloss black which, essentially for the concept, becomes visible or invisible against the background, depending on the viewpoint. An oblique reference to the unacceptable vanishing rights of the black community. At times clearly visible and at other times, totally unseen. 

This piece is 2/2. The other was donated and auctioned in aid of the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, and now resides in the US. 

Find out more on Lucy Delano's website here.