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Gender Bouquet (Stronger Together) - Framed 24x30 Colored Pencil Drawing

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The title of this piece is "Gender Bouquet (Stronger Together)" and it is part of my "Stronger Together" colored pencil bouquet series.

This original 19"x25" drawing on black paper is professionally framed with a custom black mat/white core, black metal frame, non-glare acrylic front and archival, acid-free materials. The framed dimensions are 24" wide x 30" tall.

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My "Stronger Together" series consists of six colored pencil drawings, each created with Prismacolor pencils on black Canson Mi-Teintes paper. They were part of the exhibition "GRRRLS Like Us" at the Village Theater in Canton, Michigan in November 2017.

The general concept behind the drawings is this: We humans can be labeled, divided, segregated, and categorized in a myriad of different ways, including (but not limited to) race, gender, sexuality, religion, class, and ability. Often, with these six categories in particular, certain subgroups have been historically/traditionally thought of as "lesser," while other subgroups are thought of as inherently better, stronger, or smarter - and are therefore given more opportunities, more privilege, and more power. This is, to use a profound phrase, absolute bullsh*t. People don't have more or less inherent worth than others just because of the families they were born into, their genetic code, their preferences, their life experiences, or the choices they make. We are ALL human, and we ALL matter and deserve respect. In fact, we matter not despite our differences, but because of them.

Floral arrangements are not melting pots; they do not blend all varieties together into a homogenous mixture. They are made greater by the sum of their parts, while still showcasing each beautiful part that makes up the whole. And so I chose to use drawings of floral bouquets, each made up of two dozen different flowers, to demonstrate the rich variety of the human experience, as it relates to those six categories.

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I finished this particular tri-tonal drawing in May 2017, utilizing a total of 30 different colored pencils. I used "traditional" color stereotypes (pink for girls, blue for boys) and color theory (which recognizes that purple is the color created by mixing pink and blue together) to represent the spectrum of all genders in a symbolic floral bouquet.

To read about the specific symbolism of each of the two dozen flowers used in this bouquet, you can visit my blog here: http://untilthewaterfalls.blogspot.com/2017/05/gender-bouquet-stronger-together-in.html

To see more pictures of this drawing, and for links to the step-by-step process of creation, you can visit this blog post: https://untilthewaterfalls.blogspot.com/2017/05/gender-bouquet-stronger-together.html

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Please check out the rest of the original drawings in this series:
• Sexuality Bouquet (Stronger Together)
• Race Bouquet (Stronger Together)
• Religion Bouquet (Stronger Together)
• Class Bouquet (Stronger Together)
• Ability Bouquet (Stronger Together)

These would be great to hang as a set or as individual drawings!

I also have notecard sized art prints available of the series of six drawings: https://www.etsy.com/listing/564271931/bouquet-drawing-art-prints-pack-of-6

And a notecard set available with detail images of this particular drawing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/564275307/flower-drawing-prints-gender-bouquet-set
The title of this piece is "Gender Bouquet (Stronger Together)" and it is part of my "Stronger Together" colored pencil bouquet series.

This original 19"x25" drawing on black paper is professionally framed with a custom black mat/white core, black metal frame, non-glare acrylic front and archival, acid-free materials. The framed dimensions are 24" wide x 30" tall.

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My "Stronger Together" series consists of six colored pencil drawings, each created with Prismacolor pencils on black Canson Mi-Teintes paper. They were part of the exhibition "GRRRLS Like Us" at the Village Theater in Canton, Michigan in November 2017.

The general concept behind the drawings is this: We humans can be labeled, divided, segregated, and categorized in a myriad of different ways, including (but not limited to) race, gender, sexuality, religion, class, and ability. Often, with these six categories in particular, certain subgroups have been historically/traditionally thought of as "lesser," while other subgroups are thought of as inherently better, stronger, or smarter - and are therefore given more opportunities, more privilege, and more power. This is, to use a profound phrase, absolute bullsh*t. People don't have more or less inherent worth than others just because of the families they were born into, their genetic code, their preferences, their life experiences, or the choices they make. We are ALL human, and we ALL matter and deserve respect. In fact, we matter not despite our differences, but because of them.

Floral arrangements are not melting pots; they do not blend all varieties together into a homogenous mixture. They are made greater by the sum of their parts, while still showcasing each beautiful part that makes up the whole. And so I chose to use drawings of floral bouquets, each made up of two dozen different flowers, to demonstrate the rich variety of the human experience, as it relates to those six categories.

-

I finished this particular tri-tonal drawing in May 2017, utilizing a total of 30 different colored pencils. I used "traditional" color stereotypes (pink for girls, blue for boys) and color theory (which recognizes that purple is the color created by mixing pink and blue together) to represent the spectrum of all genders in a symbolic floral bouquet.

To read about the specific symbolism of each of the two dozen flowers used in this bouquet, you can visit my blog here: http://untilthewaterfalls.blogspot.com/2017/05/gender-bouquet-stronger-together-in.html

To see more pictures of this drawing, and for links to the step-by-step process of creation, you can visit this blog post: https://untilthewaterfalls.blogspot.com/2017/05/gender-bouquet-stronger-together.html

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Please check out the rest of the original drawings in this series:
• Sexuality Bouquet (Stronger Together)
• Race Bouquet (Stronger Together)
• Religion Bouquet (Stronger Together)
• Class Bouquet (Stronger Together)
• Ability Bouquet (Stronger Together)

These would be great to hang as a set or as individual drawings!

I also have notecard sized art prints available of the series of six drawings: https://www.etsy.com/listing/564271931/bouquet-drawing-art-prints-pack-of-6

And a notecard set available with detail images of this particular drawing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/564275307/flower-drawing-prints-gender-bouquet-set

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(18)
Reviewed by Mary
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 26, 2017
This beautiful artwork is on a nice card stock. The design and color options are wonderful depicting our love of the Great Lakes.
The Great Lakes - Pack of Six Blank A2 Notecards - Watercolor Art Prints

Reviewed by BadgerACat
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 22, 2017
Just beautiful, I’m looking forward to see my daughters expression on Christmas. Michigan is our favorite vacation spot.
The Great Lakes - Pack of Six Blank A2 Notecards - Watercolor Art Prints

Reviewed by blakedempsey1
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 3, 2017
Painting came out great! My wife loved it. Lot's of detail. Andrea Did an awesome job. I will recommend this to other for there 4th anniversary.
Custom 8"x10" Flower Bouquet Painting

Reviewed by calliopehandknits
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 12, 2017
Always love finding products depicting our beloved Great Lakes. Andrea’s beautiful colors made these cards a fine gift for giving.
The Great Lakes - Pack of Six Blank A2 Notecards - Watercolor Art Prints

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Gender Bouquet (Stronger Together) - Framed 24x30 Colored Pencil Drawing

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Height: 30 Inches
  • Width: 24 Inches
  • Materials: colored pencil, black paper, mat, frame
  • Feedback: 18 reviews
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