February the 14th is usually a happy day to celebrate relationships – but here some artwork that has appeared in Cardiff on Valentine’s Day has been painted with another message in mind.
A small group of artists from Cardiff and Bristol have painted on the Millennium Walkway to highlight the issue of domestic abuse.
Unity aka Millimagic was joined by Zilch, Samantha ‘Zamzam’ Davey and Miller Elliot to paint near the city’s Principality Stadium.
Zilch painted a feminine coloured burner near to a yellow salt container that had turned red for Valentine’s Day and had the message:-
‘Killed in 2016, most by a man they loved.’
But all maybe not what it originally seems! Some blue hatching has been painted around one bruised eye and also some blue suggests a broken heart.
Whilst all around Cardiff-based artist Unity has painted the names and ages of 118 women killed last year from domestic abuse.
“Alternative Valentines paint session today in Cardiff. Putting up 118 names of women killed last year, mostly by their partners.” – Unity