Pink House | Victory Garden
Pink House, 2021
Four-color linoleum block print on Kitakata paper
21 x 15 inches
Variable Edition of 10
Printed at RussellJanis, Brooklyn, New York
In light of the recent efforts to erase women’s reproductive rights in the United States, Victory Garden has made a limited edition print titled Pink House. It depicts the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi’s only remaining clinic that supports a woman’s right to make autonomous decisions about her body. All proceeds from the purchase of this publication will be donated to the Jackson Women’s Health Organization to support women’s right to choose in states which limit access to contraception.
Victory Garden Collective (Louise Eastman, Jess Frost, Tara Geer, Katie Michel, Wendy Small, and Janis Stemmermann):
In late 2016, this group of women artists united to create a series of striking, witty, and engaging works in the spirit of the World War II tradition of the “victory garden.” Initially planted to support the home front food supply, these public-park and backyard gardens came to be seen as beautiful elements of communities under pressure, “morale-boosting symbols of solidarity.” “Today, our world is again in political and environmental turmoil,” the Victory Garden artists write, “and we are similarly in need of nourishment and unification.” Pursuing publicly-engaged art projects that aim to “initiate conversation and action,” the collective has made works that unite public and private spheres.