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The idea for the Illustrious Women series came to me in early 2017. It seemed there was a collective need to celebrate the feminine, and I wanted to draw attention to and educate myself about the many women who have gone before me- women who lived the lives they wanted to and bettered the world in the process.
- Original gouache painting on 100% cotton paper
- Paper is approximately 5x6 inches; shown in 10x12 frames
- Signed on reverse
Rigoberta Menchú is a Guatemalan of Mayan descent who became involved with political activism at a young age. She grew up in a rural area doing farm work and began working for social justice with her family. Her parents and brother were later killed as a direct result of their work, and she herself was forced to flee to Mexico. There, she established herself as a fighter for indigenous and feminist rights and helped to organize against government oppression in her home country. In the 1980's, her biography and a film about the struggles of the Mayan people brought her international recognition. Since then she has continued her work from exile and has received several important awards for her efforts, including the Nobel Peace Prize.
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