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A Burst of Butterflies

by Christine Stoddard

The veil of ignorance can prevent us from knowing who we are. But we owe it to ourselves to explore our potential and seize our power. This is especially true for women and non-binary people because we are too often discouraged from embracing our strength. The national take-down of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford—who brought forward sexual assault allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh—proved (once …

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Online Issues,Summer 2018,Visual Art

Woman: Undefined

Shannon Flaherty

Artist’s Statement

Woman: Undefined is a collection of abstract, multimedia pieces endeavoring to deconstruct womanhood as a particular shape or role and represent it as the essence of a person. The work centres around intersectional feminism, nature and human form.

 

 

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Online Issues,Summer 2018,Visual Art

In The Folds

Diana Zipeto

Artist’s Statement

My still life portraits investigate issues of women’s empowerment and changing identity. Starting with paper photographs of women, I fold, tear, and crumple the images to give them a new 3rd dimension, communicating both disruption and resilience. I make large paintings of the fragile paper constructions to fix transitional moments in a solid form.

As an American female raised in the 1980s and 90s, I …

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