Scank (Jailson Galdino) was a young pixador and street artist from Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. In February 2020, his life was brutally ended by a murder that remains unsolved to this day. Leonice Galdino, his mother, then started an initiative to preserve Scank’s memory and artistic career by producing bags and t-shirts printed with his art. For the past year, she has been transforming the pain of the irretrievable loss of her son in a struggle for justice. She launched a campaign to demand that the authorities investigate the crime.
This mural, created by Tübingen artist Marvin Daumüller together with kollektiv orangotango and activists from Epplehaus, symbolizes not only Scank’s artistic legacy and Leonice’s struggle, but also that of all BPOC mothers around the world who fight for the lives and memory of their children and against racist hatred and policies that cement social inequalities.