Child labor, child prostitution as well as children’s right to education - This has served an inspiration where we wanted to showcase the darkness, which lies behind this year Nobel Peace Prize.
The work Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi are doing for children’s right to education has been an inspirational to us, first of all because we are so excited that they won, but also because what they continuously are doing, makes a change for all these children. So there is a “light at the end of tunnel”, which we took as a contrast to the darkness of this cause.
So we have interpreted this years Nobel Peace prize in contrasts between good and evil, light and dark, hard and soft, structure and uncontrolled.
The tree of knowledge occurred to us because it represents so many aspects of the inspiration we worked with. It contains the contrasts we wanted to work with.
Projecting these elements and making it into a positive message like Malala Yousafzai said about her terror attack at the FN on her 16th birthday:
“Weakness, fear and hopelessness disappeared - Strength, power and courage is born”.