On January 21st 2017, three generations of our family traveled to Washington D.C. to join the Women’s March on Washington. That was, of course, only the beginning of our work. I came home and made some sketches, as I often do after a trip. I was completely taken by the creativity, political instinct, and boldness of the countless hand-made protest signs, and wanted to capture them in some way for posterity. I posted a small sketch from the march in D.C. on my Instagram, and quickly received requests for a copy. As I continued watching and listening to people’s response to the unprecedented political situation in our country, that moved me to document the passion, humor and determination of our fellow citizens more actively, and I began to paint.
My daughter, Emilia, and I decided to start a page and a project with the name, “March Arts.” We discussed the style and flavor of the images and landed on the softness of watercolor as a way to bring gentleness alongside determination, lightness and humor alongside taking this situation very seriously. And we summed up our inspiration with a phrase: “We celebrate the art of protest!”
We will donate $5 from the sale of each poster and $2 from each postcard set to either Planned Parenthood or the ACLU, and depending how well we do, we will extend the donation to other organizations we believe in. We are passionate, like so many in our country, to do something to make a difference.
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Women’s March on Washington Poster
Large – 24″ X 36″ ($30)
Medium – 18″ X 24″ ($25)
Original Women’s March sketch mini-poster 8.5″ X 11″
March Arts Post Cards
4″X6″ on card stock, 15 cards in each set, 5 of each of the three images below.
$12.50 for a set of 15
Women’s March on Washington T-shirt
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