A Gaze for Human Rights

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada was invited to Amsterdam to create a huge land portrait spanning almost two football fields. On December 10th 2012, International Human Rights Day, the gaze of an anonymous Mesoamerican woman human rights activist was completed to launch the campaign Vogelvrije Vrouwen – Defend women who defend human rights! This Campaign raises awareness to the plight of Mesoamerican women who are illegally targeted and terrorized for defending human rights in that region. It was commissioned by feminist foundation Mama Cash and created in one week with the help of 80 volunteers.

“I chose to use fertile soil to create this piece as a metaphor for what can come forth from the vision of these women if it is respected and allowed to bring about change.” Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada.