|Title||Are Women Human?|
|Artist / Creator||Cynthia Schubert|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Contributors||Text from "Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues by Catharine A. MacKinnon|
|Process / Technique||Ink jet|
|Structure / Binding||Nine "pages" strung on twine, contained in a paper bag|
|Medium / Materials||Original: assorted mulberry papers dyed with gouache, walnut ink & stained with nails. Edition includes twine, vintage buttons and an artist made miniature brown grocery bag|
|Paper Stock||Unbleached mulberry|
|Number of Pages||9 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.5 x 7 x 2.5 inches. Extends out to 25 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 4|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic of alarming proportions, deeply rooted in gender inequality and discrimination. No woman or girl is entirely free of its risks or reach. It takes many forms and occurs in many places. One in three women in the world is a victim of violence. An essay from Catherine MacKinnon's book Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues was used for the artwork's text. I created a template from a doll's dress sewn by my grandmother. The original mulberry papers were dyed with gouache, walnut ink and rusty nails, and the text was written with 4B graphite. The edition was printed with ink jet on unbleached mulberry paper and each is packaged in a miniature handmade grocery sack.
Artist BioCynthia Schubert earned her MFA in painting in Drawing from California State University Long Beach, BFA from the University of California Santa Cruz and a certificate in teaching from the University of Wisconsin Madison. In addition to teaching at community colleges in Wisconsin and California, Cynthia taught art for 19 years in Cross Plains, Wisconsin and Hillsboro, Oregon. She currently teaches Calligraphy at PCC Cascade. In 2010 Cynthia was one of 15 educators in the nation chosen to participate in the Art21 Educators Institute and received the 2012 Oregon Art Educator of the Year award. Cynthia's work has been shown in local and national group exhibitions and includes calligraphy, books, drawing, painting and mixed media.