255 gsm Resin Coated (RC) Unique Pearlescent Surface Finish

Sizes:

  • A2 Print with artwork inset, signed on front
  • A3 Print to edge, signed on back.
  • A4 Print to edge, signed on back.

 

Will be sent out in 5 business days from order.

 

Artwork: The Brave Are Free. An ode, to all the sacrifices that all womxn have made, the pain, the suffering, but most of all their bravery.

 

Featuring Angela Davis, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Roxanne Gay, Julia Gillard

 

Background story:

During the early hours of Sunday, November 29th 2020, I was dropped by my Uber driver barely two cars away from my apartment gate. I saw two men, drunk, barely 10 metres away.

 

I heard them talking loudly.

 

“Grab her"

 

I didn't want them to know I heard and I quickly walked up the footpath to my units, frantically buzzing to get upstairs... I turned around - they were waiting for me at the front gate.

 

Why didn’t I take my keys?

 

The door opened, I bounded upstairs and had a cigarette, shaking... I was thinking about if they were still there.

 

Was it a joke? They're just f*cking with me? Or were they going to hurt me, rape me, kill me?

 

The scenarios rushed through my mind, and I blamed myself - I shouldn't have worn that sexy dress, I shouldn't have been alone, I shouldn't have been out so late. I shouldn't have, I shouldn't have.

 

But they SHOULDN'T HAVE.

 

I was in front of my house.

 

Is nowhere safe?

 

This one really rattled me, I wish I could say this sort of thing hasn't happened before, but the fact that I was so close to home, it struck me. I am scared.​But I can't afford to be. We can't afford to be. Making this artwork was incredibly difficult. I would often become so overwhelmed with emotion, holding back tears as I paired images together, having to put my laptop away and regain composure.

 

I don't feel brave today, I'm still scared.

 

I'm worried that those two men from that night will continue to scare, harass and terrorise. I'm worried that I can't be alone at night, and that next time I won’t be so lucky.  But I need to be brave now.

 

We need to be brave.

 

This artwork means and represents so much, and when I look at it it makes me angry, it makes me hopeful, it makes me proud and it makes me BRAVE.

 

The brave are free.

The Brave Are Free

$60.00Price