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Lucille Guder "You Are Gold"

Lucille Guder "You Are Gold"

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Berlin / October 2021
Acrylic on paper

Gallery quality print
Matte archival paper
250 g/qm (110 lb)

Limited edition: 25 prints
Shipped in sturdy packaging

About this artwork

"For this work I used the smallest brush I have. I started with a small, golden dot and put on a new podcast series. It's the feminist podcast 'Un podcast à soi' by Arteradio* about special women around the world.

Once again, I was amazed at how strong women can be when they support each other. The first episode was about a female prison guard who collected books in her free time to give to inmates. It was discussed how women who have been in prison have a much harder time getting back on their feet than men - this is due to patriarchal structures and stereotyping in society. For example, women in prison get fewer visitors than male inmates - the women are more likely to be left by their partners. Children are sent to foster care or to new families, while children can usually stay with their mothers when their fathers are incarcerated. And it's considered a bigger stigma - a woman is arguably blamed more harshly if she served time in prison. That's unfair, and the prison guard wanted to do something about that and organized herself with other women. This lady deserves a gold medal. The first small dot is dedicated to her.

I then continued to put golden dots next to each other and painted little medals for 20 hours. This painting is my homage to the many heroines in the world, I want to tell them: You are gold!"


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