Friday, March 6, 2015


According to Amnesty’s international annual report of 2014 there are more than 50 million refugees and the world's politicians have miserably failed to protect those people in great need. Instead of putting time, effort, energy and money in helping those people, all these resources have in fact been used for the opposite, closing the borders and making sure no refugee can enter. Reading this makes me feel rather ashamed, the story hit me and I needed to give it a place in my ARTicles book.

I started out with a collage of a roadmap

Unifying it with gesso which I brayered on

Colored it with some yellow gel sticks and grunging it up with yet another bit of gesso

Then I made a barb wire stencil and used it to create a pattern, Amnesty International has barb wire in his logo and we also place refugees behind barb wire.

Next I added a wall with texture paste through my brick stencil

colored them red with a gel stick, added a butterfly image from a napkin on which I stamped text and made sun rays to add my quote: everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing himself.

Here are some detail pictures

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  1. A powerful page and a powerful message. Bravo. And as the song says,
    'If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make the change' {{hugs}}

  2. I love the idea and source of your inspiration and a great quotation. The composition is a wonderful balance of the brutal and the fragile. Very thought provoking x