This portraits project has two drivers: aesthetics and information. To serve these two requires clarity of style and up to date research.
The objective of the project is to reach and appeal to as wide an audience as possibe to inform and inspire; to improve awareness of governments' denial of human rights; to bear witness through research and story telling and to be a platform of solidarity for a brave yet disparate group of human rights champions.
The purpose of painting the heads of the champions in black impasto oil paint is for aesthetic impact and to make their absences the more conspicuous.
Public awareness of the champions' plight and their country's governance will be raised through exhibitions, through print, broadcast, social media and learning programmes.
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