By Katharine Boyle
One of the most striking displays Sunday at the Morristown rally against human trafficking was a collection of blood-spattered petticoats by artist and activist Anne Dushanko Dobek.“There’s always a back story, there’s always a narrative,” said Dobek, who creates art installations nationally and internationally.
This conceptual piece was created just for the rally, and it’s her first piece that has not been exhibited in a gallery.
Described as “very layered physically, conceptually, and emotionally,” her creations are conversation-starters, intended to generate awareness and spur action.
In this case, that’s action against human trafficking, which the artist labeled as the second largest global business after drug crimes.
With the Super Bowl coming to New Jersey in February–bringing with it heightened concerns about human trafficking–Morris County Acting Prosecutor Fredric Knapp shared some advice.
“If you see something, say something,” he said. “The same applies to human trafficking.”
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