This collage is part of a set of 4 which are my most personal works.
This collage is dedicated to all the women who protested, my mum amonst them. Though my mum is an atheist she protested for religious freedom. Most protests were demonstrations of non-violent resistance, though this could still be dangerous for the protester. The collage is made from journalists’ photos from the time and a picture of my mum.I have added the flowers and butterflies to refer to the Prague Spring, to symbolise the women inolved, to refer to the peaceful nature of the resistance, and to recall that flower power was the fashion in the west.
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