Monday, March 10, 2008

Betty Friedan

This 16" x 12" painting was inspired by Betty Friedan 1921-2006. Besides co-founding NOW, NARAL, she is most noted for writing The Feminine Mystique in 1963. This book spurred great conversation and debate about women pursuing an education and working outside of the home. I think my painting is pretty self explanatory visually. For me personally, it represents that balance between work and home that I am always trying to achieve. For Ms. Friedan, I believe it would represent the power to make a choice. Thanks to women like her, I have grown up believing that it was always my choice.

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