Artist: Virginia Mahoney
Title: Silence is Complicity
Attribution: Silence is Complicity, 2021, Virginia Mahoney
Materials: reclaimed fabric, vegetable net, thread, copper
Dimensions: 41x20x8 inches
Image Statement: The fifth in this series of shield-like forms, all of which have opaquely covered facial areas and translucent body areas, this one screamed out silence. And silence in the face of ills in our world is complicity in their effects, both past and present. Its predominantly white coloration and blood-red embroidered words speak about oppression and exclusion.