Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible. In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society. These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
About my work
This is a photo of my grandmother Ruby (my ‘Nanny’), wearing a blue housecoat—her ‘Warrior Robe’, as my mother called it. You can barely see the keychain ring attached to Ruby’s zipper, but it was critical to her independence. It helped her get in and out of her robe on her own. Ruby died of motor neurone disease: a tragic deteriorating disease that takes your muscles, but not your mind. But Ruby lived in love.
For the #UDHRquilt Project, we were encouraged to use recycled materials as our base fabric. My mother has kept Ruby’s robe in her closet since Ruby died in 1988, and I asked her if I could remove a section of the robe to embroider my Article 29 upon.
So, this is my finished work, in honour of Nanny, and the love she shared with Mum, Bette, my sister Rian, my father Bud, me, and so many others.
- Danielle Hogan
Danielle Hogan is best known as founder of The GAG (The Gynocratic Art Gallery), an internationally prominent, intersectional feminist art gallery. During her studio-based PhD research she coined the term femaffect, describing the negatively feminised affects that stick to textiles when used by women and other members of the LGBTQ2+ communities in art. She is a textile-based artist, curator, writer and manager of the New Brunswick Art Bank. Danielle lives on the east coast of Canada.