Thursday, March 6, 2008

Margaret Sanger

This 16" x 12" painting was inspired by Margaret Sanger 1879-1966. She made it her priority to distribute literature about the woman's body and birth control called "What Every Girl Should Know". Her efforts ultimately lead to the founding of what later became Planned Parenthood. This painting started out with these ovarian-like shapes and adding the pill pack shape only seemed natural. The larger oval and the smaller oval also represent how Ms. Sanger changed women's lives by leading and educating them. I used horizontal lines to express how understanding and having control over our bodies creates stablilty in our lives.

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