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No One Harms Respected Ladies

Manda McKay's avatar Manda McKay

The title is paraphrased from a lawyer’s statement about violence against women in India. Unfortunately, this attitude is common throughout the world. It suggests that any woman who is victimized is by default not worthy of respect, or she would not have been attacked. My painting features a lily to symbolize femininity, while the sharp spines of the cactus represent danger. The lily is safe for now, but its situation is precarious. I think that using a still life rather than a portrait makes the topic more palatable. It is a topic that needs to be discussed and solved.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Width: 30 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 40 inches