This piece is a reworked image originally created for the Repeal Hyde Art Project, curated by Megan Smith: six artists created work that imagined a future with reproductive justice. Megan asked us to make a piece contemplating a world where: “There are no abortion restrictions. There is no abortion stigma. We can plan and construct our families without judgement or a prescribed notion of what family should look like. Our communities are thriving without the threat of oppression or violence. Queer and trans folks and women of color are centered. Sacred lands are preserved. We have justice. We are at peace.”
When creating this print, I thought about park benches as a public space for breastfeeding, relaxing, reading, thinking, drawing, talking, and doing all the activities that drive life. I think of them as a “free” public space (at least the ones that are shaped to allow folks to sleep on them), and therefore a good metaphor for public access for reproductive justice without boundaries.
These are artist’s proof prints from the edition that Meredith originally printed for our Community Supported Art subscription program in 2017. We only have two prints available!