I am a Software Engineer who designed this COVID-19 Tracker, married to a wonderful HCA who works at Southampton General. Partnering with Aaron Duke of Duke Photography & Colour Capture to create truly stunning prints of Banksy’s Game Changer Artwork. Read on to discover why we started this site.
May 7th 2020, Southampton General Hospital was gifted a unique canvas by renowned Street Artist Banksy as a thank you to all the staff for their hard work during the Coronavirus crisis . My wife who is an HCA working on a COVID-19 surveillance ward at the hospital had a surprise during a stressful night shift when she saw alleged Banksy delivering the artwork. I decided to gift my wife a framed canvas to thank her for her perseverance during the pandemic and as a reminder of the night she possibly spotted a masked Banksy. To make sure the canvas was perfect I spent hours restoring the low-quality image on Banksy’s website, using AI to enlarge it and other restoration techniques to remove the background and enhance colours. I wanted the canvas to match the one that hung at Southampton General both in quality and scale.
Since creating my wife’s canvas, interest has been pouring in from colleagues who work on her ward. This gave me the idea of partnering with a close friend and professional photographer Aaron Duke who is already producing high quality canvases. Together we were able to deliver 25 40x40cm prints for hard working NHS staff that far outshone the quality of anything else available online.
Following good feedback from my wife’s colleagues, I decided to build this site that would allow more people to gift this stunning artwork to their loved ones, especially superhero key workers who deserve a thank you at this difficult and challenging time.