Thursday, March 19, 2009

They Never made it into History Books.


March is 'Women's History Month'  It recognizes and acknowledges amazing accomplishments by women. I decided to post Sarah,  done in color pencils, a portrait of a 'slave' from Colonial times.  Colonial Williamsburg  has actors portraying and reenacting life from that period. I used my photographs as reference and wanted to highlight the spirit of survival and dignity she was exuding.  She is one of the many unsung and unseen heroines of the world.  This year's theme is 'Women taking the lead to save the world.'  Its a tragedy that it is the 21st. century and  women are still treated as slaves in many parts around the world. They bear the brunt of war and violence.  Many never even get a chance to discover and nurture their talents.  Isn't it time we all worked to change that?   

Sarah color pencils 11" x 14"

4 comments:

ANURAG said...

Dear Meera,I also salute these women,rather all women of world,bcoz woman is the axis of life.Whether she is a mother,a wife,a sister or a daughter...Good painting with a spirit.Keep it up.

meera said...

Thank you Anurag, I feel strongly about this subject. I am glad to note your wonderful sentiments.

GALLERY kuma said...

nice sketch.....sometimes i wonder if only this world was ruled by women, wouldnt it be complete opposite of what is happening around us now? woulnt peace,harmony & sensitivity to mankind prevail.

meera said...

Thanks! I think its about time and something to aspire to.

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