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Lommel will receive a unique artwork in 2018 that refers to Human Rights. The sculpture by Margot Homan will be placed in the Prinses Astridpark and includes portraits of human rights advocates, including Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lily Boeykens, Françoise Tulkens and Martin Luther King. It is an initiative of former mayor of Lommel, Louis Vanvelthoven.
The artwork will consist of two parts:
- A life-size bronze sculpture in which human rights are represented as a metaphor. The image consists of two equal persons with one person taking care of the other. By evoking individual feelings of compassion. True compassion and peace starts with yourself. A friend is not someone on whose party you are present, but who closes the door against the wolves.
- 6 portraits of supporters of human rights.
On the glass panels people are represented who have deployed themselves from their social or political position. Their portraits on the glass panels will be shining examples and will emit subtle light. They also shine their light on a gloomy day in the park. The panels will be made in collaboration with Glasatelier Hagemeier in Tilburg.
ALL PEOPLE ARE BORN FREE AND EQUAL