Wednesday, January 15, 2014

From one to many (progression drawings for January 2014)

January 12, 2014

January 13, 2014

January 14, 2014

January 15, 2014

Schedule for Feminist Paper Doll Project 2014

As a visual artist AND an educator, I need to find a graphic ways to make sense of concepts and issues.  As someone who works quite often with potentially depressing content (I am a sexual violence educator and advocate) I need to focus on things that are hopeful and humorous.  The nexus between these is where the Feminist Paper Doll Project was formed.
The Feminist Paper Doll Project is an ongoing series that began in March 2012 and takes place every March.  In presenting both contemporary and historical figures that have contributed to creating equality for the whole society as paper “puppets” I intend to disarm any negative preconceptions the viewer might have about what feminism.  Instead, the conversation can be refocused to a more open state about why the figures have been chosen and what they have done to contribute to their communities and the greater society at large.
So every March, in honor of feminists everywhere, I create a paper doll every day of a person who has or is creating a better world for everyone. And here is the list of folks I am planning on including in this year's chapter of the Feminist Paper Doll Project.  I am beginning the month with my cousin, Suzanne and ending it with a Doll in honor of Nelson Mandela.  

I will have some information about each person and why they have been chosen and that image of the doll created as a blog post each day or so.  I encourage you to do your own research.  If you very strongly disagree with any of my inclusions, please do voice your opinion respectfully.  I love discussion.  I love debate.  

Also, if you would like to nominate someone, please do so.  However, please note that because you nominate someone, it does not mean that I will or can include them.  There are a multitude of reasons why folks are included in this project and sometimes just as many as to why they are not included.  However, as this is a visual project, I have to have a good graphic image of the person in order to create the doll.  Without that image, regardless of all the wonderful reasons why they should be included, creating a doll is often too difficult.

Thanks for staying tuned!

March 1- Suzanne Drumm DeRocher 
March 2- Pages Matam
March 3 Sister Megan Rice
March 4 Keshia Thomas
March 5 Hawa Abdi
March 6 Wendy Davis
March 7 Victoria Leigh Soto
March 8 International Women’s Day: Nichell Nichols AND Nabila Rehman
March 9 Sophie Scholl
March 10 Tiananmen Square Tank Man (Wang Weilin ?)
March 11 Alice Guy-Blanche
March 12 Bridget Sojourner
March 13 Diane Rehm
March 14 Desmond Tutu
March 15 Dora Thewlis 
March 16 Mary Elizabeth Bowser
March 17 Patrick Stewart
March 18 Kainat Soomro
March 19 Lily Myers
March 20 Wangari Maathai
March 21 Kiki Katese
March 22 Tawakkol Karman
March 23 Clelia Mosher
March 24 Melissa Harris-Perry
March 25 Mary Bonauto
March 26 Guante (Kyle Myhre)
March 27 Beyonce
March 28 Jon Stewart
March 29 Terre Des Hommes
March 30 Patti Smith
March 31 Nelson Mandela


Wednesday, January 1, 2014