Street artist Nathan Murdoch’s anti-racism mural promoting unity picks up worldwide following George Floyd death

Street artist Nathan Murdoch who created a powerful anti-racism mural in a Peterborough underpass has seen renewed interest in his artwork worldwide following George Floyd’s death in Minnesota last week.

Nathan Murdoch created the huge piece, depicting two people of different races shaking hands, with their arms forming a heart shape, last year to promote unity. The work was sprayed onto the wall in an underpass at Taverners Road, Peterborough in England after the street artist was approached by local charity, Diaspora, to create an anti-racism piece.

Following the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota last week, the untitled work has been picked up across the world.

Nathan Murdoch told the Peterborough Guardian: “I have been painting in Peterborough for 22 years, and I never foresee the emotional connections and impacts the work will have on people.

“When my work has an impact on someone about such an important issue like this one, it is inspirational. For my business I do things that are good for my wallet, but I also do things that are good for the soul.”

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

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