The Art of Being a Hero
I started this series of paintings of strong women as a way to process and respond to our current political situation. It is astonishing to me that our country has not even passed the Equal Rights Amendment, and the more I talk about it, the more I find that most people don’t know that. The “Me Too Movement” of the past few years and most recently the bravery with which Dr. Christine Blazey Ford spoke about her experience with Brett Kavanaugh has been really inspiring. I thought, this must be enough outrage that something will change, yet, our country put him on our highest court and set us up to have rights we have fought for taken away. That was my tipping point. I couldn’t just watch anymore. The patriarchal society just isn’t working for the majority of this country. We are being led and manipulated by a minority. It’s time for a change and I truly believe that it will be women who will make it. So, creating this work and honoring these strong women is not only helping me process my anger and frustration, but maybe it will inspire and motivate people to support each others strength and speak up for our rights.