The Women's March on Washington along with sister marches around the world are bringing human rights front & center.
As a child of the 1960s, I’ve seen some changes in our world. And as a painter, depicting those social issues via visual storytelling has become my work. So with a nod to the past, and observing where we find ourselves today, this collection explores the female experience.
Women’s Work captures the stories of some unique women and what they do--the not-so plain Janes, the gender-role averse, and the heroic among us who every day get up and do the work that needs to be done. The nurturers, the makers, the teachers, the readers, the organizers, the fighters, the righters of wrongs, the athletes, the artists, the scientists, the risk-takers, the would-be presidents, and the worker bees. They are often unsung—even discouraged or taken for granted—yet they get ‘er done regardless.
So in the spirit of this community of women, we stand on the shoulders of those before us and offer our shoulders to those who will follow. I purposefully present a group experience in this exhibition—hence its title, Women’s Work, rather than the singular woman’s work. Our paths may not cross, but we are together moving forward. Look and learn; lean in and get to work.