These artworks were created in response to the recent events with Roe vs. Wade. Ms. Kitchen Table Abortion is a reflection of the past when women helped complete abortions on their kitchen tables and then went about life. Her dress, wig, and shoes are made from the dissent papers of 1973 and 2022. Ms. Statue of Half Liberty is wearing a 1973-inspired ball gown while holding a clutch that is made from abortion medical tools.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Maegan Kirschner was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and is based in the Dallas area. As an Ecofeminist her artwork strives to address a combination of ecological and feminist views: both propound that male-dominant societies subjugate women and nature in the same ways. Ecofeminism puts forth the idea that life in nature is maintained through cooperation, mutual care, and respect. Her other focus is maternal art and the stages of motherhood in relation to her own path as a mother of six children. She wants to bring forth the history and challenges of motherhood through her artwork and create a community message about what being maternal means in past and current times. ”
© Maegan Kirschner