acrylic paint; 10×8”

“I wanted to use this opportunity to create a movement by creating a piece of work that pertains to the issue of inequality, such as how women are objectified and viewed as their body. I used symbols, such as colors that are gender stereotypes, to highlight that women are seen for their bodies, and that their choices are sometimes underlyingly coerced by the male gender.”

ARTIST BIO: Developing a perception of oneself is a crucial part of every individual becoming their own. Each person’s individualism can be constructed from a variety of identifications, which could be as inclusive as gender/sexual orientation, or as particular as one’s habits/achievements. Shania Stone struggles with identity and uses art to express her feelings toward herself and others.