18″x24″ mix media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red. This painting is available in my Etsy shop HERE or directly from me firstname.lastname@example.org
Layaway is available for this painting.
The inspiration behind this painting:
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
This last week in Alberta, Canada we elected someone into power who is threatened by people who do not fit into a tidy neat little box. It wasn’t a surprise to me, I knew Jason Kenney was going to get elected. For all of the time I have lived in Alberta, the conservatives have been in power. The last four years have a been an anomaly. I do not want to get political. I try to avoid it at all costs but this is not about politics. This is about human rights.
It hurts my heart to know that people from the LGBTQ community are worried and scared because the UCP have a majority government. We have to stand up for these human beings, because it starts with taking away their rights and ends with taking away all of our rights. No person, group or government should hold the power to take away another’s free will. We are all free… we are no birds … we are not ensnared in a net (YET) … we are free human beings with independent will. We must stand together for this to remain true. We must stand up against anyone that tries to impede that freedom for our fellow human beings. We cannot be silent.