TARA SPIL ART
1 in 4 women in the United States are victims of intimate partner violence
Be Ladylike is an abstract representation of 5,000 US women. It is named for what girls and young women are often told as they come of age in our society. Of the 5,000 figures or marks, 1,250 figures are dark purple. The dark purple figures represent the 1 in 4 victims of abuse. These paintings help visualize the prevalence of this rampant issue but they also show unity and the ability to come together around victims of abuse and build them up.