51 | Kathleen Fox
Original artwork by Kathleen Fox.
Measures 48" x 48" x 1.5" acrylic on canvas.
“51” represents women who have changed the world.
About the work: "Their names grace the sides of the canvas. Some are familiar, most are not. They are women who impacted change but often never made it into textbooks. Like 15-year-old Claudette Colvin who was arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat. It was Claudette’s court case (not Rosa Parks) that ended segregation on public transportation in Alabama. Generation Z activist, Jasilyn Charger got the world to care about Standing Rock. The Mirabal Sisters toppled a dictatorship in 1960. Before Venus and Serena Williams, Margaret and Roumania Peters dominated tennis in the 1930s. Junko Tabei was the first woman to climb Everest. Mary Edwards Walker was awarded the Medal of Honor. Dorothy Levitt sped long before NASCAR. Sarah Breedlove, otherwise known as Madam C.J. Walker was the first self-made female millionaire and comedian Moms Mabley made audiences laugh world-wide (and thankfully, through technology still does.)
Underneath the pink surface of the painting is another full painting. Vibrant colorful puzzle-like pieces that represent the historical fabric women have woven. While the pink overlay embodies “traditional” feminine flair. If you look closely, you might see the patchwork pieces popping through the pink."