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The Genetic Bill of Rights Painting Series Signature Piece by Mariam Muradian
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“Consequences”, the signature piece from the Genetic Bill of Rights Painting Series by Mariam Muradian & C.C. Arshagra. The artist was rapidly losing her sight throughout the painting of the entire series; this one signature piece was painted by Mariam Muradian when she was blind (a side effect suffered from a medication given to assist her heart). The Genetic Bill of Rights was drafted in 2000 by The Council for Responsible Genetics and GeneWatch, yet most people do not even know that it exists. These rights exist for everyone; to inform people that they have the right to govern their own genes, bodies, cultures, and biodiversity.The entire card set is worth owning and sharing. The knowledge this series embodies is priceless.

2007 Copyright. All Rights Reserved to Mariam Muradian.
Acrylics, oil pastels, charcoal on 48"x 60" canvas.

This artwork is on the cover of GeneWatch Magazine, July/August 2007
and is part of the "*CRG SPONSORS NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
DNA DATABANKS AND RACE: Issues, Abuses, and Actions* Announcement.

You can also go to URL http://www.thebigboxofcolors.org/ourmission/thegbrpaintingseries.html
to read the GeneWatch Magazine Cover Story Article about the series.

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THE GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS


1. All people have the right to preservation of the earth’s biological and genetic diversity.


2. All people have the right to a world in which living organisms cannot be patented, including human beings, animals, plants, microorganisms and all their parts.


3. All people have the right to a food supply that has not been genetically engineered.


4. All indigenous peoples have the right to manage their own biological resources, to preserve their traditional knowledge, and to protect these from expropriation and biopiracy by scientific, corporate or government interests.


5. All people have the right to protection from toxins, other contaminants, or actions that can harm their genetic makeup and that of their offspring.


6. All people have the right to protection against eugenic measures such as forced sterilization or mandatory screening aimed at aborting or manipulating selected embryos or fetuses.


7. All people have the right to genetic privacy including the right to prevent the taking or storing of bodily samples for genetic information without their voluntary informed consent.


8. All people have the right to be free from genetic discrimination.


9. All people have the right to DNA tests to defend themselves in criminal proceedings.


10. All people have the right to have been conceived, gestated, and born without genetic manipulation.

Spring, 2000
Copyright. All Rights Reserved to The Council for Responsible Genetics

Comments

  • Mariam Muradian
    Mariam Muradianover 6 years ago

    (Click on GeneWatch Magazine cover image below to read the article on
    The Genetic Bill of Rights Painting Series.)

  • EvangelosGazis
    EvangelosGazisover 6 years ago

    hard stories…kiss you

  • Thank you.
    This series of paintings and what it could mean for humanity and biodiversity, AND your gentle compassionate comment mean so very much to me.
    Blessings.

    – Mariam Muradian

  • Tommy Seibold
    Tommy Seiboldover 6 years ago

    thats so cool, i really love the colors in this

  • Thank you, Tommy.
    The colors actually just came out the way they came out, not by the “usual” aesthetic decision-making process….and probably even beyond intuitive too; I just continued painting with color even though I could no longer see. I love the colors too, now that I can by miracle see them again!
    Gratitude in all things.
    Blessings to you.

    – Mariam Muradian

  • Natalie Broome
    Natalie Broomeover 6 years ago

    i love the colours, interesting composition, great work!

  • Natalie,
    Each are unique in their own right….together they contain powerful, true information for the world.
    I humbly thank you for taking the time to look and read!
    The BEST ART comes through us, and isn’t about us at all….I feel
    PRIVILEGED to have been the Artist to paint these. The brain child and credit goes to CC Arshagra

    – Mariam Muradian

  • jerry  alcantara
    jerry alcantaraover 6 years ago

    very nice work…job welldone

  • Thank you, Jerry. A compliment coming from such an excellent artist as yourself is most treasured!! Always nice to hear from you when I do!
    Hearing “job well done” after completing such a series, feels so satisfying and incredible!!!! Thank you for that.
    Hope 2008 is blessing your life!
    XOXO
    Mariam

    – Mariam Muradian

  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonover 6 years ago

    Stunning. You have such an eye for composition, colour and forms.

  • Thank you, Paul.
    Funny, that “eye” is internal, intuitive, not actually seeing using the eyes.
    I was blind when I painted this piece. I learned SO much from that time!
    The unseen is what is so powerful….what we “see” with our eyes is distraction.
    Your words went deep with me, Paul. I thank you from my heart.

    – Mariam Muradian

  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonover 6 years ago

    Even more incredible!!

  • ellamental
    ellamentalover 6 years ago

    I had to check you out after reading your comment to “The Bone Collector” Just as I thought A wise woman among us. I dont know how your health is at this time but know you will be fine! Wise Woman must often go through the crap to be LIGHT!!!

  • Wow! What a reply! It is I that am truly honored, ellamental!
    From your profile I can see that it is you that indeed knows about LIGHT….and from your comment above: through what means it is acquired! Sensing a strong spirit and quality of life in YOU! Seems so appropriate that we would meet beneath this piece of ART and in discussing “The Bone Collector”, curious but not surprizing. So delighted in meeting you! Will be in touch. Thank you for your interest in my ART.
    Blessings to you!

    – Mariam Muradian

  • ellamental
    ellamentalover 6 years ago

    It is I who is honored and thank you.we will have many wonderful things to share

  • ellamental
    ellamentalover 6 years ago

    My last shot i up loaded had you in mind W woman!!!

  • I will look…..
    how very thoughtful of you!

    – Mariam Muradian

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