The Woman-Led Revolution in Iran is creating a possibility for radical and progressive change in the lives of women, girls, and Iranians worldwide. Change can come with a burst. The current governmental form may no longer contain the pressure of the will of the oppressed Iranian people. Revolution is at hand.
In Protuberance, the pink at the bulge’s edges refers to the stretch’s coming blood, pain, tears, and promise of transformation. With victory, the flesh of tyranny will burst and be rendered unidentifiable.
May the pain and turmoil of this challenging time result in freedom for Iranians. May the struggle for human and women’s rights surge and break the regime’s oppression. Stand in solidarity with the women and girls in Iran and those who advocate for and strengthen them. Support women, life, and freedom.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Barbie Perry is a multidisciplinary artist working in Peoria, Illinois. Her art practice began in 2015 at age 55. Her work focuses on feminism, self-disclosure, and social justice to engage viewers and provide opportunities for gentle discussions of uncomfortable topics. Within her community, she was co-president of the Illinois Art League and founder of the “The Bi-Monthlies,” a collaborative exchange project for visual artists and organizations serving the Visual Arts. The Bi-Monthlies were sponsored and partnered with The Peoria Riverfront Museum, ArtsPartners of Central Illinois, and the Peoria Art Guild. Barbie was also an administrator with the Emerging Artists Collective and sat on the Peoria Art Guild Exhibitions Committee. Barbie’s work has consistently won awards throughout Central Illinois. Her current studio is located at North Art Studios in Peoria, Illinois. She was a Resident Artist at the Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL, from 2017- 2019. During her tenure, she was featured in Project 1612’s Central Illinois Studio Visit.
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