Margaret Stawicki
Margaret Stawicki — Visual Artist
1 Jun 2024 - 31 Jul 2024 Honorable Mention Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: 150 King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada Reception: 6 Jun 2024
My little sculpture, Silenced, received Honorary mention on 150th Open Juried Exhibition organized by Ontario Society of Artists.

Creating this little sculpture, I had in mind the suppression of women in general, but specifically during all recent changes in Afghanistan. To me, it is very difficult to imagen life with all the restrictions women face there in daily life. The hand over the mouth is firmly attached by very strong, difficult-to-remove, rusted nails. It indicates the old, powerful force not allowing for any liberty, rights and freedom. Antique pearls shows that suppression is reaching poverty or wealth.