I painted a picture of an adult woman walking with her ankle suddenly being grabbed by a hand deep in the shadows. I hope this poster can remind everyone that human trafficking is not only happening in the news, but also in life.
The artwork named “noTrust” is a reminder of danger. People cant see anyone’s true faces, and the artwork is based on that idea. We cant see the man’s face but we have to know that we shouldnt trust anyone.
This is my last poster for this contest. When I started to think about this contest, there were only ”chains” and ”wings” on my mind. So I thought human trafficking take freedom from people. People should live with freedom. They shouldn’t be captured or in chains. And I thought ”Birds cant live without their wings too. Because its their freedom”
In the end I created this image. A bird breaking the chains with its beak. And flying away.
If you can’t think a bird without its wings, you can’t think a human without its freedom neither.
The poster consists of an illustration depicting humans as dolls, stripped off of their will power, forced to walk down a path of slavery and seen as mere objects to be used. All this, paired along with the bold ‘END THIS MODERN SLAVERY’ is meant to bring awareness regarding human trafficking to the public eye.
Innocent people who lose their way in any way can fall into a trap. Unfortunately they are caught by bad people. The problems they face afterwards are far beyond what we can imagine. I wish all innocent people to get rid of their plight..
The chefs (sellers) and diners (buyers) are enjoying the gingerbread men (victims) on the plate. With the color change of the gingerbread men and the fading decorations, they also represent the exploited body and mind.
The narrative of this piece was to make a scene that was as uplifting and full of hope as possible, considering the very serious subject matter. Jamaica will always be a historically known country of freedom and liberation and so for this reason the narrative is one of this liberation. I wanted to include many elements that were directly related to Jamaican culture as visual metaphors for Jamaica itself and so the the national bird of Jamaica(Swallow-Tail Hummingbird) is used to be representative of the victims of trafficking. The Jamaican jungle, with its indigenous flowers are the Jamaican heart as they reach out, with extended arm-like vines pulling and breaking the cage open, taking the power away from the greyed out (shadowed) figures of oppression. Those without color. Without a soul.
The artwork named “HumanTag” is trying to get attention to the idea that people are not for sale, therefore they cant be labeled as materials we buy.
Slaves were forced to juggle like monkeys to entertain the masses.
They are deprived of their human rights and treated like animals.
Don’t trust anyone and walk through life without fear.
(I don’t know if I should write the same text as above).