'Freedom of association' 395 x 295, linocut
|"Everyone has the right to freedom of association", is represented in a powerful and illustrative image centred upon two pairs of hands united at the wrists by bangles inspired by the artist's own personal adornment. While the upper pair of hands is shown in the classic pose of a firm handshake, gesture of greeting and agreement, the lower one depicts the hands with fingers interlacing, symbol of unity and friendship. Framing this familiar icon of unity are human figures arranged in groups and representing a diversity of different people, who exercise their right to associate.
Born in Cape Town in 1961, well-known graphic artist Jonathan Comerford graduated from the Ruth Prowse School of Art. After working in print workshops in Scotland for two years he was inspired to return to Cape Town and set up Hard Ground Printmakers.