This painting was a passionate plea for women to vote in the 2016 election. I had been painting for nearly two years. I’m thinking of revising this piece with what I’ve learned since then. Regardless, the message is the same. The woman in the lower right hand corner represents the women who were part of the women’s suffrage movement in the early 1900’s in this country. We are a melting pot of many nationalities. Women united in the vote are a powerful force for change.
Here we are coming up on another election this year. How are we going to vote? Are we going to consciously exercise this hard won right? The American film, Iron Jawed Angels was released in 2004. I don’t remember it receiving a lot of press. When I first viewed it about five years ago, I wondered why I hadn’t heard of Alice Paul when I was in school.
This is a powerful film about our own suffragettes and the fight that they fought for us, the future generations.
Reminder to self: Don’t waste your vote.