Don't Fence Me In
16 x 20
Oil on panel
This painting offers a nod to my Rosie the Riveter series with the red polka dot suspenders. It is essentially about women making their way in the world. The chair represents a fence and the woman's back is to it as if to ignore that it even exists. She has a rather androgynous look indicating that it doesn't make a difference...she is a person.
Rosie the Riveter, in my humble opinion, led the way for women to enter the work force in a powerful way. Women realized that they could do whatever they want. There is never any question that women should get paid as much as men. I know plenty of women that do...I know women who would not accept less. Be that woman...don't accept less. Don't wait for anyone to tell that you are equal. be equal.