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One In Six

Manda McKay's avatar Manda McKay

It is said that one in six women in the U.S. will be sexually assaulted during her lifetime. Because of this, we live in an invisible prison and hardly notice it anymore. We do our best to avoid dangerous men at the expense of our own freedom. We are captives confined to daylight and safe neighborhoods. I used a single petal from a six-petal flower to depict this grim statistic. The petal is in peril, caught in the web. But dewdrops render the web less sticky. They represent hope for a safer future.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 0 inches
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Width: 24 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 30 inches