Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Opening times

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

Raising awareness

Raising awareness

My final major project is focusing on raising awareness for a variety of political issues. Through out the year I aim to explore areas such as corruption, greed, money, power and conflict. At these initial stages I have looked primarily at the Israel/Palestine conflict. My goal here has been to find a way of representing the Palestinian people in order to draw attention to the main characteristics of their struggle. I came across what are known as 'air plants', but more specifically the Tillandsia plant. They have the unique ability of being able to survive without their original roots and because of this they can be found in a variety of regions around the world. This draws a direct parallel to the sad fact that around 5 million Palestinians are refugees.