The breathtaking work of Manchester based artist and illustrator, Amy Coney, famed for the We Stand Together Mural of the bee in 2017 could be yours! Amy has produced this bespoke piece of art.
Amy Coney, artist for No Audience with Jon Richardson said,
I’m really excited to be involved in this fantastic project supporting St John’s Hospice, the UWSGM charities, NHS Charities Together, Lancashire Community Foundation Covid 19 Fund and Nordoff Robbins. The current situation has been damaging for many people and individuals, and so it’s important now just as ever to support those that look after us in times of need. It’s nice to be able to share a bit of colour and solidarity in the face of all that’s happening as there’s a lot of love and strength in our communities and its things like this that bring us together and keep us going.’
She said of the artwork ‘The colour spots are representative of the PPE masks – trying to bring some brightness and attention to a serious issue and represent the colourful personalities we have involved.
Then we have the crowds of faces over the top, all shapes and sizes, hinting at wearing the ‘masks’ but still smiling strongly through, crowds being a weird concept in our current situation. The faces overlap and link to show solidarity and community aspect.
And of course comedy being the source of smiles and laughs, bringing people together.