Artist: Virginia Mahoney
Attribution: Privilege, 2021, Virginia Mahoney
Materials: reclaimed fabric, copper, food net, thread
Dimensions: 60 x 33 x 10 inches
Image Statement: The excess and power of privilege is something many do not like to acknowledge. The exaggerated head with its sparkles, fancy texture and gold color looms off the wall, looking down at the viewer. Some pretend that privilege doesn’t exist, or that it doesn’t affect the lives of those who do not have such advantages. But privilege creates barriers – physically, emotionally, mentally, and motivationally. Its effects are far-reaching.