UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Directly inspired by my experience in the first Women's March on DC, this painting is my viewpoint just as everyone was given the go-ahead to start marching. Standing between the Hirshhorn and the Federal Building, the hats were an engaged sea of pink, at the base of the stone government building. Pink vs. Grey, with some infiltration both directions. It was a charged day, full of kindnesses (if someone dropped a glove, people moved out of the way) and hope. It was what Democracy should feel like.
Elizabeth Ashe is a sculptor and poet, who earned her MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MFA in creative writing from Chatham University. Her public art projects have been on view at the Bemidji Sculpture Walk, Sukkahwood Festival, Art All Night DC, and the H St Festival. Ashe's poetry has appeared in Bourgeon, Yellow Medicine Review, the Lavender Review, Vagabondage, and Badlands Literary Journal, among many others. Her work is included in Studio Visit Magazine, issue 46. Ashe lives in Washington, D.C., where she has an active studio practice.
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Women's March vs. Federal Building
Acrylic on Canvas