This piece is 24" high and a total of 48" long. It is a combination of acrylic paint and oil pastel.The title is "Progress." I underpainted most of the background using a knife, then layered over that with stenciling methods I learned at a very inspiring workshop with Lynne Perrella last spring.
While I was working on this, I was thinking about conditions for women throughout history and specifically about how WWII changed things for many women in Japan, and here as well. It's meant to speak to the movement of women into a new societal position after that time.