The Social Issues Collection - Liberty Cries
As a Washington DC area artist, the national news plays out almost literally in my backyard. The last four years have seen a dramatic polarizing of culture. But movements for women's right, gun legislation, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ and environmental crisis issues, (just to name a few) are rising and on the path towards a better tomorrow.. This collection begins to express the emotions I'm feeling and aims to help by raising funds for organizations through sales of the products and to be images that beautify and empower us all when we share them.
Small images will are FREE to right click and download. You my repost for non-commercial use only, please credit me as the artist. Even better, put my website link and we will raise funds together. The profits from the sales of other items in this collection will be donated to organizations. I'll post links where you can find more information on these subjects too.
Liberty Cries: I've always loved the Statue of Liberty. She has stood tall, since 1886 representing the ideals of democracy. Until this summer of 2020, I believed that my whole country stood behind her as she welcomed diverse and vulnerable populations to Liberty Island (Elis Island). In fact, .my own relatives came through Elis Island in search of a better life where they could be free of persecution.
But this year, I opened my eyes to the truth. It turned out that I believed in a myth of liberty. I see how United States history has been white-washed. I see that so many citizens and non-citizens live in fear in this country ever day. I'm angry at myself because under my white privilege, I didn't see how prevalent. racism was. Now as I grieve, I imagine how Lady Liberty must feel, so betrayed.
Though I can't change the past, I can help change the future. We can all do better raising our voices and using our talents. Power to the people. Let's amplify the message-- no one is free until everyone is free. Black Lives Matter.
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