In addition to their commitment to promoting nature and its conservation and restoration, Dan Monceaux and Emma Monceaux’s artworks often promote social justice. Emma’s most recent artwork “Freedom from Fear” is the latest manifestation of this, though the theme has been present in their work for many years.
“Freedom from Fear” is currently showing in Stitch & Resist, a group art exhibition curated by the Centre of Democracy in Adelaide, and presented at The Mill. Emma’s new work is typographical, hand-stitched onto a wire fly-screen background using long black glass beads and evocative red silk thread.
Emma’s artist statement for “Freedom from Fear” follows:
Everyone deserves to feel safe and live without fear. To live a life free from physical
and psychological abuse, free from slavery, torture, exploitation, racism, oppression,
discrimination, intimidation, harassment, interference and gaslighting. The trauma response
to such experiences can have long-term and devastating impacts on an individual, not all of
which are visible to others. Fear is fuelled when an individual’s freedom is taken away by the
cruel intentions of another.
Dan Monceaux’s prior artworks with social justice themes include his works on surveillance, policing, Julian Assange and Wikileaks, racism, freedom and national security. These themes have emerged in his animated LED badge designs (in production), designs for shirts and other apparel available to buy on Redbubble and Zazzle, and most recently his Intelligence Ltd cartoon series (in production). Some of those design feature in the gallery below.
Dan Monceaux and Emma Monceaux will continue to make artwork that supports a more peaceful, just and equitable world for people and the biosphere. You can support them by purchasing work from this website.