"Peace Time" artwork in progress sketch over newspaper articles
"Peace Time" artwork in progress news articles on raw canvas
acrylic and newspaper on raw canvas 30” H X 26” W
Two intertwined faces and a hand raised in a peace sign was inspired from a smaller piece from my artwork series "Change" “Peace Time” marker,oil pastel on paper 17” H X 13.5.”
The articles in this piece reflect the sense of empowerment and joy of the multitudes that gathered worldwide for the successful resistance at the Women's March on Jan 21st 2017. Headline “A New Protest Era?” Posters such as “Not My President” “No Hate No Fear, Everyone Is Welcome Here.” “We March For Women's Rights.”
Uprising Of Women’s March Jan 21st 2017
“The Washington March drew 440,000 to 500,000 people, and worldwide participation has been estimated at five million. At least 408 marches were reported to have been planned in the U.S. and 168 in 81 other countries.
After the marches, officials who organized them reported that 673 marches took place worldwide, on all seven continents, including 29 in Canada, 20 in Mexico, and one in Antarctica. In Washington D.C. alone, the protests were the largest political demonstrations since the anti–Vietnam War protests in the 1960s and 1970s, with both protests drawing in similar numbers.The Women's March crowds were peaceful, and no arrests were made in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Seattle, where an estimated combined total of two million people marched.”