Emma’s Art

I created this painting to spread awareness about the missing and murdered Indigenous women. My decision to paint it in a monochrome style, is to show the contrast of the red handprint over the woman’s face. The red handprint is a common symbol in the MMIW movement. Not only is it to represent the women who have been silenced, but in Native American cultures, the colour red represents quite a few things, one being strength. Although I already knew quite a bit about the movement, I wanted to learn a much as I could so I could understand what I was making a piece about. The final detail about my painting is the names in the background. Those are, unfortunately, only a few names of the many MMIW of Canada. I have always been passionate about this movement and feel these women should get the justice they deserve, which is why I chose to do my piece about it.

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