‘When I created this illustration, I try to represent the idea that we also are people that have rights, and we belong to the society. I thought in idea of integrity. Not exclusion. No difference as human being. When I thought of showing black women in portraits as caricatures, it...
‘When I created this illustration, I try to represent the idea that we also are people that have rights, and we belong to the society. I thought in idea of integrity. Not exclusion. No difference as human being. When I thought of showing black women in portraits as caricatures, it was because I believe that it is still necessary for us to be seen. Although visible daily on the streets, we are often hidden. I tried to contemplate the different types of black skin tone, from the lightest to the darkest and the different types and textures of hair. I tried not to stereotype them, since a woman, whether black or not, can have control over their own image. That's why I also chose to use unconventional colours of hair tones and different shapes - this is also due to the fact that I really like to portray reality in a more playful, not so literal way.’
- Juliana Romao
Designer of this cushion
£25 from each sale of this cushion will bedonatedbetweenTern - 'enabling refugees to thrive through the power of their own ideas',Anti-Slavery - 'The world's longest-running human rights campaign, seeking freedom from slavery for everyone, everywhere, always.' &The Runnymede Trust - 'The UK's leading independent race equality think tank'.
The Project; Let’s Keep the Conversation Going
This is an anti-racism project, where artists sent in artwork to be made into a cushion which channelled anti-racism messaging, through art. It was ran as a competition in hope to raise funds for anti-racism charities, and charities supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups of people. We have done this project to try to keep the conversation going, there is so much systemic change that needs to happen; we need to keep questioning, keep learning and keep fighting for equality.
Measurements -45cm x 45cm
What do we love about it?
Who made this?
This cushion is made by a talented machine embroidery technician in Moradabad, using 100% plastic free threads, base fabrics and zips. The factory in which they are made provides reliable employment and opportunities for their employees and their families. We have worked with the factory for about 20 years and know the owners of this fantastic small business, and their employees well.
How to cherish?
Dry clean only
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