"Athena" - acrylic, ink, collage.
**TRIGGER WARNING: MENTION OF RAPE**
This is the 3rd piece in my concentration, it's a statement on sexual harassment and rape.
Athena is the goddess of art, wisdom, and defensive warfare.
To reference art, I mimicked the style of a famous artist, Pieter Mondrion. He is very well known (and very cool:).
I had a hard time thinking of how I could illustrate defensive warfare, but I eventually decided to point out how so many women have to defend themselves from sexual harassment and rape. I tied this issue to Athena with the myth of Medusa, told from a different (probably more accurate) perspective. Medusa was raped by Poseidon and Athena blessed her with the ability to defend herself for the rest of her life. In the top (blue) corner of my piece, I collaged images of Medusa's story, from Poseidon to Perseus. In the red box, to tie the issue to modern times, I collaged images of protestors from the #metoo movement. A girl is breaking out of the cellophane "glass" because the issue is being addressed: time is up. People are bringing change today, and I think Athena would be totally excited about it.