Eden by Mark Titchner (UK)

“I want equality for all” is the response of Eden Sedman (aged 16) who strongly believes in fairness and human equality, and hopes this message will make people genuinely consider their thoughts and actions towards each other.

 

Painted by Mark Titchner and young people from Hull (Eden, Annabel, Mina and Betty), large decorative handwriting is placed over a red, green and blue (RGB) background to create a vibrant artwork with an intense optical effect. Deliberately placed against the neutral interior, it covers a six by two metre wall area inside the main lending library. 

 

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“I really hope people will read this mural and consider their own thoughts and actions towards each other. I’ll be happy if they take something meaningful away from it. With all the political upheaval and controversy at the moment, as well as the awfulness going on in less fortunate parts of the world, it’s important that people are going to read these words. I hope people stop to think about the refugee on the streets of Paris or the busker that sits every day in town or the gay couple who walk past you or the woman with the headscarf on the train; we are all the same, but with different stories. Some people get easily annoyed when equality issues are brought up. It’s important to remember how privileged we are in the UK and for people not to turn a blind eye on countries that have arranged marriages, severe racism, no education for girls, no equal marriage rights or no laws to protect women”.

 

Words by Eden Sedman, aged 16 from Driffield.

 

What I want more than anything else by Mark Titchner is commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), in partnership with Hull Culture & Leisure Library Service, Inspiring healthy lifestyles and Lancashire County Council.

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