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 Artwork: The Brave Are Free. An ode, to all the sacrifices that all womxn have made, the pain, the suffering, but most of all their bravery.
  
  
 Background story: During the early hours of just this past Sunday, November 29th, I was dropped by my Uber driver barely two cars away from my apartment gate. I saw two men, drunk, barely 10 metres away. I heard them talking loudly. "Grab her" I didn't want them to know I heard. I quickly walked up the footpath to my units frantically buzzing to get upstairs and turned around - they were waiting for me at the front gate.
  
 The door opened I bounded upstairs and had a cigarette, shaking... I was thinking about if they were still there. Was it a joke? They're just f*cking with me? Or were they going to hurt me, rape me, kill me? The scenarios rushed through my mind - I shouldn't have worn that sexy dress, I shouldn't have been alone, I shouldn't have been out so late. I shouldn't have, I shouldn't have - They SHOULDN'T HAVE.
  
 I was in front of my house. Is nowhere safe?
  
 This one really rattled me, I wish I could say this hasn't happened before, I am scared. but I can't afford to be. We can't afford to be.
  
 Making this artwork was incredibly difficult. I would often become so overwhelmed with emotion, holding back tears as I paired images together, having to put my laptop away, regain composure. I don't feel brave today, I'm still scared. I'm worried men will continue to scare, harass and terrorise.
  
 I'm worried that I can't be alone at night but I need to be brave now.
  
 We need to be brave.
  
 This artwork means and represents so much, and when I look at it it makes me angry, it makes me proud and it makes me brave. The brave are free.

The Brave Are Free

$160.00Price
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