The tent of human rights

The Tent of Human Rights, 2016 is a bell tent stenciled with the text of the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights. The text begins at the apex of the tent and spirals down in the colours of the rainbow. Inside the tent is the Blanket of Human Rights, and several cushions, knitted with the text from the various Articles of the Document. The initial inspiration for this work relating to the Declaration of Human Rights, was the Arab Spring of 2011, when I first discovered the Declaration for myself and was inspired and moved by the sentiments in the Document.

The project progresses with the making of banners from the text of the Declaration of Human Rights and layering emojis over the top, representing a universal language of youth and freedom.

The Tent of Human Rights, 2016. Bell tent stencilled with the text of the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights. Installation view at Drive Thru, Q-Park Cavendish, London. Collection of the Artist.
The Tent of Human Rights, 2016 (detail). Bell tent stencilled with the text of the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights. Installation view at Drive Thru, Q-Park Cavendish, London. Collection of the Artist.
The Tent of Human Rights, 2016. Bell tent stencilled with the text of the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights. Installation view at 51% Remember Her, Memorial Community Church, London. Collection of the Artist.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Banner no 1, 2021, Fabriano paper, acrylic and spray paint, 170 x 120cm
Banner no 2, 2021, Fabriano paper, acrylic and spray paint, 170 x 120cm
Banner no 3, 2021, Fabriano paper, acrylic and spray paint, 170 x 120cm
Banner no 4, 2021, Fabriano paper, acrylic and spray paint, 170 x 120cm
Banner no 5, 2021, Fabriano paper, acrylic and spray paint, 170 x 120cm
Banner no 6, 2021, Fabriano paper, acrylic and spray paint, 170 x 120cm