Breaking the Barriers to Freedom
All the research Yvette undertook for this exhibition was based on circumstances and the politics at the time.
Literal barriers to freedom – the 'peace walls' in Belfast; the mine field 'wall' in the Western Sahara; the Mexico/USA border barrier and of course the Israeli Apartheid Wall - are merely physical reflections of deeper economic, political, ecological and psychological hurdles to peace and security... Yvette believes speaking out is a first step to changing the seemingly impossible...
Her work has always been in the creative arena. "For several years I was an actress conveying meaning through the words of others; as a filmmaker for 20 years I gave voice to those whose needs and struggles were rarely articulated and reached millions of viewers in the process". Since 2004 as an artist Yvette endeavoured to give expression to the unseen, the marginalized; to convey the depths of their privation and yet their defiance against injustice and exploitation.
CAMBODIAN GIRL - SOLD
Rescued from a rubbish dump in Phnom Penh by Cambodian Children’s Fund.
Since 2005, CCF has been educating children- currently 2000 - and employs local Khmer in their schools and centres. See all the news and projects at www.cambodianchildrensfund.org
DRONING BIRDS ABOVE
WAR LORDS' PERSECUTION
I YEARN FOR PEACE AND LOVE
THE DRIVE OF GREED FOR PROFIT
RAVAGES MY LAND
I HOLD THE BIRD IN SAFETY
THEN RELEASE IT FROM MY HAND - SOLD
SEE THE LIGHT ACROSS THE THAR
AS TIGERS STALK THE LAND
FORTS SHIMMER IN THE VASTNESS
WIND HOWLS ACROSS THE SAND