RESIST AND PROTEST:
The Women’s March, Washington D.C. January 21 2017
Mixed media collage. 24×24”. December 2020.
Using hand painted papers, found images from used books and ephemera, including 1930’s wallpaper, Citizens almanac, African jewelry and textiles.
Background photographs courtesy of my older and talented brother, Christoper Durban, Maryland.
For historic context : “The Women’s March was a worldwide protest on January 21, 2017, the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Tensions rose due to his statements, considered by many as anti-women or otherwise offensive. It was the largest single-day protest in U.S. history.” Wikipedia
This piece was commissioned in celebration of that event, nearly four years later and finally, in the last weeks of that Presidency, we have a new President coming in the new Year!