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Creation Date

2018

Artist's Statement

I created these shapes that are meant to resemble several things. The shapes come together to signify a flower, a flame, the female figure, or whatever the viewer aims to see. I see these shapes as a resemblance of the women’s stories that have been coming to light, bursting out like wildfire. While it is indeed an eruption, it is the blossoming of a beautiful thing— the truth. It is not easy for women who have been traumatized to come forward and tell their stories in a society that has previously reacted hostily. That is why I made these shapes red, and why the female figure appears to be being pulled and spread open in all directions. This also points to the exploitation and violence women face. Even through the trauma and violence, women continue to be strong, and the fire that is burning and taking down our oppressors will now and forever be impossible to put out.

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