I've found myself becoming obsessive over US news broadcasts, hungry for any updates and wondering how it must feel to be a marginalised black person in the US. How could I possibly know or understand what it must feel like? I'm a white male living in London, and I'm all too aware of the privilege that brings me which in itself is fucked! I guess the best thing I can do right now is to show support whether it's through words or action. As sad and upsetting as the last few days have been surely these past events will push the American people to take a long hard look at themselves and in turn, encourage change? Serious and essential change!
History#1 by Laura Sills.
I came across this incredible image whilst scrolling through Instagram this morning and felt that I just had to share it. All proceeds from any print sold on Laura's site up until the end of June will go directly to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
Today's view from my temporary Hackney residence.
Whilst on the subject of Hackney, If anyone would like to swap a two-bed flat for let's say some prints, a bag of assorted chocolate, some cheese and maybe a pair of socks then please get in contact ASAP.
Planet Patrol in support of Hackney Food Bank
Last month I went into the studio and decided to create a small Hackney Map- edition in response to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic. Because of the amazing work carried out not only by front-line NHS workers but also small charities such as Foodbanks I felt it necessary to create a limited edition screenprint whereby £10 from each sale would go directly to benefiting the people most in need.
Foodbanks were set up so that people who are struggling financially or have been made redundant are able to receive a box containing essential food supplies. Foodbanks help prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.
Keep fighting the good fight!