In this image I have attempted to represent the faceless people being sold within the world wide market of the the sex trade and child labor. According to the NGO, Protection Project, located in Washington D.C. about 2 million women and children are sold into the sex trade every year. Based on this statistic, the number five thousand represents the averaged number of people sold daily in one year based on this statistic. This is a violation of Article Four from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is in need of serious attention. My goal with this image is to communicate that these people being sold have no faces and thus no voices. They need others with more power and perspective to assist in the battle against inappropriate servitude. I used a cartoon aesthetic because I believe that cartoons are easily comprehended by many on an almost universal level. I should probably include some items or objects around the feet that may allude or communicate that these are meant to be children and young adults, as they appear now to be a bit older than I had hoped to depict.
Thank you for your time and expertise, ~Matt Wood