'Forever Manchester' piece raises £500 for We Love Manchester Emergency Fund12 October 2017
The Manchester Forever pieces are painted in acrylic and gold leaf on salvaged 1940's print trays from Manchester. The Red Oxide colour represents the sports association in the city and also the industrial heritage, as the same red synonymous with steel. The blue version represents the opposing sporting association and the optimism of a blue sky. Subtle grey rain drops fall from the heart representing Manchester's reputation for more rainy days than sunny each year. 22 are used to commemorate those that lost their lives in the Manchester attacks this year - as a result of the sale £500 has been donated to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
Word To Mother is an English artist who creates work that combines many influences into uniquely layered paintings, often atop pieces of salvaged wood and metal.
Incorporating hand drawn personal sentiments, emotions and observations WTM's work often features figures, script typography -inspired from his experience tattooing - and tightly executed sign written lettering, drawn from years of painting graffiti and shop signage.
With an affinity for things that have pre-existed as something else, WTM likes to hand select surfaces and enjoys adding to the life of an already existing object before re-appropriating and appreciating its surface in a fine art context.
Word to Mother with be exhibiting on the Leon Martyn stand at Buy Art Fair.