Black (Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

2012-2013
Embroidery on canvas
25 x 35 cm each

set of 30
Black is a series of works inspired by the idea of blindness and the extent that it has in our world. Using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a draft paper, I have translated the 30 articles of the declaration in braille, embroidering the text in a black thread on 30 black canvases.
Humankind is blind in front of the violations of Human rights, or it pretends to be.
But there is also a sort of blindness to which we do willingly succumb, a comfort zone that allows us to see what we want to see and to ignore anything else which wouldn’t fit in the frame.