Article 9

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Rachel Louise Edler

About my work

This project really resonated with me, partly because it is the medium I choose to engage in, but also because in this political climate, the UDHR needs to be shouted from the rooftops. 

Whilst researching my block, I found a multitude of stories linked to Article 9, all heart-wrenching. Rather than using imagery specific to one of these stories, I wanted to create a striking image that people would remember and that would encapsulate the theme of this Article. I chose an anonymous fist wrapped around bars. However, I also wanted to instil the notion of hope within the image. I chose floral fabric to symbolise this, inspired by the saying; ‘They tried to bury us; they didn’t know we were seeds’. 

- Rachel Louise Edler

Rachel Louise Edler

About me

Rachel Edler is a textile artist currently residing in Bristol, England. She uses the free-motion embroidery technique in her work, using vintage fabrics and patterns to contrast with her embroidered illustrations. This is her first time participating in a craftivist project, although she is keen to do more.


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