Barbara Kuzara – Silent No More
November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - January 6, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Barbara Kuzara’s powerful and passionate work will surprise and challenge you. How did this exhibition come to be? From Ms. Kuzara:
The system failed to hear a woman’s story and believe her. She was just one of many women who have experienced assault and are now speaking out.
I felt the need to speak up for these courageous women. With this series, I wanted to honor the stories of the women who have spoken up. I wanted to convey, in some way, the emotions of abuse & assault and the impact it has on lives forever. I have lived it.
When the system fails, we must become Warriors for ourselves …… Become a Warrior. These are my Warriors.
I researched war paint colors and the meanings of the symbols used by the Cherokee Tribe and found the following I meanings which I used in these pieces.
White – Mourning/Purity
Black – Strength/Victory
Red – Energy/blood
Blue – Confidence/wisdom
Green – Healing/Harmony
Yellow – Determination
Handprint – the warrior has gone into hand to hand combat
2 stripes on right cheek – leader of the tribe
3 white dots on right cheek– indicates my tribe