Breaking Free

Abstract

Domestic violence occurs to more than 1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 4 men in the United States. Black females experience domestic violence higher by 35% as compared to white females. Deaf victims and survivors of domestic violence is much higher. This canvas painting reveals the color purple to support the Domestic Violence awareness. The woman's hands represent "Breaking Free" in sign language with white butterflies coming out of her hands. The white butterflies represent hopes, dreams, and transformation from experiencing the traumatic incidents. The background color black represents solidarity and the color pink represents feminism.

Creator

Mia Sanchez

Title

Breaking Free

Date

2020

Medium

Painting

Description

A purple woman is facing upward with her closed fist crossed outward. There are tiny white butterflies bursting out of her hands. The background colors are black and pink with the hints of gold.

Citation

Mia Sanchez, “Breaking Free,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed April 20, 2021, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/407.