Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Gloria Steinem

This 32" x 24" painting was inspired by Gloria Steinem. She is known for c0-founding NWPC, Ms. Magazine, and many other major movements towards women's rights. She is 74 years old now and still going strong, writing a column in the New York Times. I never meant to make an upside down G in this painting, but it is there none the less. When I made this painting I was thinking about how she and so many people, use writing in addition to activism as power. The small rectangles at the bottom represent all things against women's rights; rape, violence, inequalities in society, etc. The large curve is her arm edging out these injustices with her writing. The point at which her hand and the straight line meet are the point at which change is brought about through education.

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