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    This poster series was created by Rebecca Cox & I as a response to Wangari Maathai's Unbowed and the Green Belt Movement. We were inspired by the… Read More
    This poster series was created by Rebecca Cox & I as a response to Wangari Maathai's Unbowed and the Green Belt Movement. We were inspired by the quote, "the peoples of Kenya did not look at trees and see timber, or at elephants and see commercial ivory stock, or at cheetahs and see beautiful skins for sale (Unbowed, 175). The posters stand alone but also come together to form a fig tree which was a huge symbol of Maathai's life and the GBM. Read Less
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Poster #1 features a third of the large fig tree, a collage of commercial items made out of ivory and corresponding text.
Poster #2 features another third of the tree but the largest part of it that is identifiable on its own. It does not feature a collage because the message is about timber and paper, which we believed could be evoked without images in the background.
Poster #3 features the last third of the tree and a collage of items made with and/or inspired by cheetah skin and also a profile of a cheetah.
We wanted the series to be powerful in its parts as well as a whole.