Over 80 artists, illustrators and photographers have donated a piece of their own work within the last 24 hours – available to purchase for £100 each online with 100% of profits going towards Bail Funds: George Floyd and the 4Front Project.
The limited-edition print sale will be held for 30 days and those featured include Aaron Glasson, the artist from New Zealand currently based in California. He is donating a print of his beautiful painting, The Innocence Between Fire and Flood. There's Ronan McKenzie's powerful portrait, Cosima – where we're confronted with Coco, close up and full of emotion.
Montreal artist Gabriel Rioux has donated several of his mixed media paintings, full of symbolism and meaning. Often of rooms or landscapes, you can see the influence of his academic background in literature and philosophy.
Elsewhere, Denisse Ariana Pérez is selling a print from her Boys and Water series of 2019, of which she says: "I keep coming back to water scenes. I keep coming back to rivers and lakes. I keep coming back to [the] oceans. I like to explore the interaction of people, particularly of young boys and men, with water. Water can disarm even the most armed of facades. Becoming one with water is not about rushing but rather about flowing. And flowing is the closest thing to being."
Other creatives include Adama Jalloh, Alex Leese, Amber Pinkerton, Chiara Zonca, Cian Moore, Delaney Allen, Elena Cremona, Harley Weir, Hazel Gaskin, Isabel Fletcher, Jack Davison, Jermaine Franics, Jesse Crankson, Jessica Wee, Lauren Luxenberg, Laurence Ellis, Lynsey Weatherspoon, Mark Clennon, Maxwell Tomlinson, Nanne Springer, Samuel Bradley, Spencer Murphy, and Suzie Howell.
Speaking of the cause, founder Elena Cremona said she was outraged by the death of George Floyd and the "continuous way the Government both in the US and the UK systematically continue to fail black people".
"We were also frustrated by brands releasing hollow statements of 'solidarity' and not acting upon them further than face value. We wanted to mobilise our rage into something constructive to support the Black Lives Matter movement."
To find out more and buy a print, visit theearthissuefreedomfundraiser.com.