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Matt Herriot


The Iranian migrant has sewn his mouth shut to protest against being denied access to Macedonia; a self-harming act that inhibits freedom, in an effort to achieve future liberation. This work was was inspired by a photograph by Alexander Avramidis.

Oil on canvas

21st National Open Art Young Artist 1st Prize sponsored by Stileman Charitable Trust

W: 122 H: 76 D: 4 cm