Phillipa Hobbs (1955-)
Received by the Tongue (1996)
Linocut on paper / 300 x 255 mm
The portfolio was donated to Albie Sachs by the Artists for Human Rights Trust.
Series: Images of Human Rights print portfolio by the Artists for Human Rights Trust
Freedom of expression is depicted as both liberation and pain. The constitutional right can at times be disorientating, as portrayed by the upside down head. The tongue conveys that words can be piercing to the heart, but are also able to bring relief.
Photograph by Ben Law-Viljoen