“Malala and Maria,” encaustic mixed media, 60″x60″
Women’s rights have only been achieved through protest and struggle. This painting depicts two famous women who led protest movements and risked their lives doing so.On the left, Malalal Yousafzai , (yoo-zahf-SAI), holds a teddy bear and an ipad. When this was painted, she was advocating for human rights and girls education.Maria Alyokhina is a member of the band Pussy Riot in Russia. Her protest songs against Putin caused her imprisonment.