Banu Cennetoğlu (b. 1970, Ankara, Turkey) lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. In Cennetoğlu’s proposed sculpture, the artist writes each article of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, published by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, in letter-shaped balloons. The articles change every 18 days; inevitably, the balloons wilt between changes, suggesting the contrast between a declaration and its realization.
Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons, Jennifer Allan Soros, Elizabeth Belfer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Fairfax Dorn, Andy and Christine Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller, J. Tomilson Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Donald R. Mullen, Jr., Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Doug Oliver, Mario J. Palumbo, Jr., Susan Scherr, Susan Viniar, and Anonymous.