Updated: Dec 22, 2022
Sydney Artist Kasia Frankowicz on her "God is dead" artwork, why she made it and the thoughts behind it.
In my artwork "GOD IS DEAD," I address several pressing issues facing women in the United States: the intersection of religion and violence against women, the objectification of women as mothers rather than individuals, and the dangerous rhetoric of the pro-life movement.
A central figure of Christianity, the Virgin Mary is prayed to and revered, not only for the immaculate conception of Jesus but also for motherhood being considered as a sacred and noble vocation in the Christian religion and society.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling overturning Roe v. Wade proves that women are only valued socially as mothers, not people. Dangerous Christian rhetoric is stripping individual rights and bodily autonomy, sidelining the mental, physical and financial health and welfare of the mother in favour of an embryo.
The separation between church and state was demolished to make way for pro-lifers.
The separation between church and state was demolished to make way for pro-lifers. Guns have more rights than women and children continue to die while learning their ABCs.
Ask yourself, if a god can exist in a world like this - because, to me, there is no god here. And if there was, god is most certainly dead.
This powerful and thought-provoking artwork is now available as a print on my website. I encourage you to check it out and engage with the important themes it addresses. Shop "God is Dead" Limited Edition Print