Lisa Kraushaar is in the Working Artist Program here at Longwood. Her brooches intend to represent the nuanced subjectivity of women in the US and reflect on the current state of our democracy.
"These are the first in a series of 19 portraits of women not smiling. This project intends to represent the nuanced subjectivity of women in the US and reflect on the current state of our democracy. Each depicts a real woman, taken from images in the media or everyday life. They embody the 19 women who came forward credibly accusing Donald Trump of sexual abuse before he was elected president in a race that saw three million more people vote for his opponent, the first major party female candidate nominated for president. In 2020 we’ll celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote and again test the extent to which American democracy serves to represent the interests of its constituents."
Point of Departure is on view until May 15th.