A Digital Download product. Digital version of the Pansy Project - Purple poster.
The PANSY PROJECT is a powerful initiative by artist Paul Harfleet in the UK to draw attention to homophobic attacks. He has planted a pansy where an anti-gay attack occurred, physical or by insult, then photographed the flower, documenting the location on his website.
The Project has grown to marking sites of homophobic violence across the world . Paul is currently also painting pansies. His work has been featured and discussed at a number of festivals and schools. Pansies have been planted also at embassies of countries espousing homophobic terror. This act of healing beauty has sprouted conversations ~ an opportunity to talk not only about homophobia in society, its history, reasons and effect ~ but about prejudice, values, gender and bullying.
When you buy this poster, 20% of proceeds go to the Pansy Project organization in the UK.
The two interpretations of this flower project are by artist Daria Turkina - a Russian illustrator settled in Germany.
"I'm a self-taught artist from Russia. I draw inspiration from people and their stories and believe that beauty cannot be limited to standards. When I found out about the Pansy Project, I couldn’t help but make a small contribution to the movement. All the sadness and pain that I feel towards the subject resulted in the illustration that you can see; it is as simple and delicate as a fragile pansy reminding us to be kinder and more understanding towards those who are different from us."
Available sizes: 16x20in (40.6x50.8cm) or 18x24in (45.7x61cm)