I just finally got a piece of artwork in the mail heading to Stampington & Co. for a wonderful cause...the Women of Juarez. The very caring and compassionate Monica Magness posted the photo below with a call to artists all over the world to create a "dress" to call attention to the situation in Juarez Mexico. There have been hundreds of women murdered since 1993. There are also hundreds still missing.
It seems the local authorities are doing very little in solving these murders or in
finding the missing women. Most of the victims have been girls in their teens and early 20's.
As soon as I read about this on her delightful blog I knew I wanted to do something.
Everyone who created a dress is shipping their's to Stampington NOW. Hopefully when
they are bombarded with all the wonderful dresses that have been created they will
do an article to call even more attention to the situation.
Below is my submission. I gave it a lot of thought over the past couple months
since I first read about it. I was torn about what direction to go. Ever the procrastinator, I still had not started my piece on Monday June 29. She wanted us to
mail them out on July 1st! HELLO? Could you wait a little longer next time?
I grabbed a canvas Monday afternoon and threw some black gesso on, not knowing exactly what I was going to do. Then when I went back to it, I decided on a graffiti
type dress to hang on a pink cross.
When I researched the murders of Juarez, I found many photos of pink crosses with the victims pictures on the crosses. Hence, the pink cross.
If you would like to see all the other wonderful artwork created for this, there is
a flickr site. Just click here.