by JUDY CHICAGO
Black & White Poster, Matte Finish 24.5"h x 36”w
Uneditioned. Unsigned. 250 available
About the Artwork:
From 1980 to 1985, Chicago worked on the Birth Project. Judy Chicago collaborated with more than 150 needleworkers during the Birth Project to create dozens of images combining painting and needlework that celebrate various aspects of the birth process; from the painful to the mythical. Sometimes witty and always original, this series celebrates the birth-giving capacity of women along with their creative spirit. Birth Project works were toured by Through the Flower to over 100 venues, then gifted by the organization to various institutions around the country. The Birth Project is included in many prominent permanent collections. This poster of "The Crowning" is a reproduction of the image from a quilt in this series of work.
All proceeds from the sale of these posters will directly support Za'Kiyah house in Braddock, PA that supports people transitioning out of prison or other extreme life crises. Since their founding in 2018, their home assists men along the journey to self-sufficiency by offering short-term housing while helping them access recovery support, education, mental health treatment & employment strategies. Heliotrope has donated a property in Braddock, PA across from the old steel mill and adjacent to the Braddock Church to become Za’Kiyah’s new home for women that is slated to open in December 2021. The next step is to begin renovations for the house this Spring!
About the Artist:
Judy Chicago is a renowned artist, author, feminist, and educator pioneered Feminist art and art education in the 1970s through a unique program for women, a pedagogical approach that she has continued to develop over the years. For over five decades, Chicago has remained committed to the power of art as a vehicle for intellectual transformation and social change and to women’s right to engage in the highest level of art production. As a result, she has become a symbol for people everywhere, known and respected as an artist, writer, teacher, feminist and humanist whose work and life are models for an enlarged definition of art, an expanded role for the artist, and women’s right to freedom of expression.
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