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UN Universality of Human Rights

1983
Graphite on Paper - 35cm x 30cm
Catalogue Ref: 980101

The third commission for Amnesty International Secretariat. This was to be the illustration for the cover of the annual report of Amnesty International, International Secretariat. The head of publications design informed me that the idea was too abstract and would not be readily understood and so the commission was cancelled.

The idea, admittedly somewhat obscure, was that a 'table' represents a universal symbol of coming together. The 'table upon the table' symbolically then refers to 'coming together to affirm that coming together itself was humanity's way of affirming its humanity' - 'human rights' in this case.