The endless persecution of Planned Parenthood, coupled with local legislative attempts to further legislate abortion inspired this Legacy piece. The hypocrisy of the attention to men’s sexual satisfaction vs. women’s sexual consequences is ridiculously apparent. I hope for a time when “sex education” and “pro-choice” aren’t issues, but just part of education and life.
This painting raised a bit of controversy which spilled over onto Facebook when I attempted to enter it into the ALA Spring Show. The Arkansas Times did an online feature on it, and everything was resolved in the end.
Since that episode, it has been brought to my attention that this could also represent the Luxury Tax on women’s “sanitary items.” Although that was not my initial idea, I welcome it as an interpretation.
Update 6/24/2022: the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade today. This awareness is even more important now. The hypocrisy of the Far Right has become a concerning issue for the United States, as well as the rest of the world. We have to work against the dystopian future the GOP is working towards. For that reason, if someone buys this painting, I will donate $500 from its sale to Planned Parenthood.
Legacy II – Women’s Health Care – 24″ x 30″ oil on dibond panel – $3000.00
IGOR 11th Annual Juried Exhibition – semifinal
2018 Delta Des Refuses
2018 Speech show @ Gallery 221