WHY THIS SUBJECT? I resonated the most with the topic of feminism. In addition to recent events (Brock Turner trial and the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett) I have also been on the receiving end of cat calls, stereotypes etc. I really wanted to show the power of women, and everything we have gone through to get where we are today. I also live in Michigan, and during the pandemic there have been some hurtful sayings/actions done against our Governor, Gretchen Whitmer. She was a big inspiration for this poster because through it all, she does what's best for our state and citizens. Another inspiration was Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I took a lot of government classes back in high school and I learned so much about her and what she's done in the Supreme Court. Her recent passing was really painful for many reasons. Besides being a wonderful human overall, her successor Amy Coney Barrett is an instant threat to all human rights we have established. Overall, I wanted to illustrate how powerful, beautiful, and strong women are.
WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT THE WORK? My stylistic inspiration was art during the Third-wave Feminism. I really like the layered and multi-textured look, so I tried to make a modern version of that! Making art is not my strong suit since I'm a Music Business major, but I'm really pleased with how my poster turned out.
WHAT WAS YOUR PROCESS? This was all done digitally, but I really wanted to include different textures and filters. I first took images off of Google that I liked, and erased the background. From there, I added in any edits I felt fit the theme of my piece. To put it all together, I turned to the app Procreate. I layered the icons and added in my own doodles/sketches to finish off the poster.
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feminism, women, Breonna Taylor, Ida B. Wells, "we can do it!", "votes for women", "I'll see you nice white ladies at the next black lives matter protest, right?" "smile 4 me sexy!", "Hey, where you going beautiful", "you look so much better without all that makeup", "not good enough" Amy Coney Barrett, Donald Trump