"I think, with never-ending gratitude, that the young women of today do not and can never know at what price their right to free speech and to speak at all in public has been earned." Lucy Stone, American Suffragist, 1818-1893
This collection of art that honors the people who worked for 101 years on Woman Suffrage. I began this series of art about four years ago, after realizing that I did not know my history as a voting woman. I started to research, which is often my artistic process, and the more I learned, the more I wanted others to know about these amazing women. The portraits in this exhibit are created in encaustic paint which is wax. The experience of painting with wax brings me great pleasure. The smell and feel of the wax engage all of my senses. It also provides a perfect metaphor for democracy.
As an artist, I believe my role is to make observations and reflect them to the viewer. With this exhibition, I aim to stimulate thought and begin conversations about how we can make an even better nation.