For the last seven years, French artist JR has traveled around the world working on his ‘Women Are Heroes’ series which was recently completed. Often the targets of crime, rape and religious and political fanaticism, JR‘s project pays tribute to women and their vital role within society. The final piece of the large-scaled series was completed in Le Havre, France, and will continue to travel the globe despite the series completion.
Using shipping containers aboard a long cargo vessel as his artistic medium, the artist and a team pasted 2600 strips of paper to create the visualization of a woman’s open eyes. ‘I wanted to finish women are heroes with a ship leaving a port, with a huge image which would look microscopic after a few minutes, with the idea of these women who stay in their villages and face difficulties in the regions torn by wars and poverty facing the infinity of the ocean’ described JR.
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