Silence is Complicity

Silence is Complicity

Artist: Virginia Mahoney

Title: Silence is Complicity

Attribution: Silence is Complicity, 2021, Virginia Mahoney

Year: 2021

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.