I’ve moved around a lot over the years but nowhere has felt quite like home as Manchester. This city has always felt so warm and welcoming – from the days out I’d spend here as a kid, the nights out in my teens and twenties – and now I have the privilege of calling this city my home.
This latest illustration is inspired by and dedicated to all the wonderful people of Manchester who have responded with nothing but love, strength and unity, in the face of the the horrific M.E.N Arena Bombing on Monday Night.
The Manchester bee is a proud symbol of the city’s hard-working past during the industrial revolution. The city was a hive of activity and the residents were often compared to busy worker bees. This symbol is just as relevant today as it was then.
This piece is being auctioned off by the good people at Art Battle Manchester, with 100% of the proceeds going to the #WeStandTogether Charity Fund to support the families of those injured or killed in the attack.
Edit: The Auction is now over and has raised a collective £37,750. This was then doubled by Vodafone Foundation bringing the grand total up to £75,000.