|Julia Dzikiewicz: “Ms. Stevens visits Ms. Paul” Mixed media encaustic, 50"x30"|
"As a woman artist with a studio at the Workhouse Arts Center, a former prison, my work reflects upon the Suffragettes who were sent here. They were force-fed, put into solitary confinement and sleep deprived for demanding the right to vote. I often wonder how they awakened to the idea that they deserved basic human rights, in a time where this was considered absurd. These paintings combine images of women from that era, portraits of figures in the suffrage movement, and icons of their oppression and their struggle for freedom."
|Julia Dzikiewicz: "Awake" Encaustic, 14"x42"|
Julia has exhibited widely in Virginia and elsewhere. Earlier bodies of work include meditations on global warming and 9/11. Visit her website to learn more, and check out the Workhorse Center.
|Julia Dzikiewicz: "Martyr and Hero" Mixed media|