Deborah Stockdale – Shannonwatch


Artist Statement: This arpillera highlights the work of Shannonwatch peace and human rights activists. Their documented evidence indicts Shannon as a stopover for CIA rendition planes and by the US military. Denying this, the Irish government have insisted that US assurances are its guarantee against violation of international law. The women in swirling white burkas represent the Shannon Women’s Peace Camp demonstrating at the airport gates, in support of the numerous women who were innocent victims of the conflict in Afghanistan.