For this project I wanted to recognise the dignity inherent to all members of the human family, and their equal rights to freedom, justice and peace in the world.
Disregard and contempt for human rights has resulted in barbarous acts that outrage the conscience of humanity. A world where humans can enjoy freedom of speech, belief and freedom from fear has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of man. In light of all this, my creation represents the fight against the violation of human rights. All this is represented by a cage/fortress in which, sitting disconsolately on his nest, is a lonely and distraught man.
The mask worn by the man, apparently to hide his discomfort, represents the anonymity of all the people whose right to ‘fly’ is trampled