I Wanna Scream

medium: acrylic

size: 24" x 24"

ARTIST STATEMENT: "I WANNA SCREAM" for those who cannot. For the women whose right it should be to speak up for themselves is constantly suppressed. For the journalists who cannot speak about a government's corruption and/or atrocities without threat of imprisonment or physical retaliation against those they love. For the physically and emotionally abused who cannot cry for help for fear of what might happen to them. For the doctors who are threatened by their own government if they administer the care that their female patients so desperately seek. Art has always been an echo of the artist's world and of her time. And our present world has too many voices being muted. Too much silence when we need to scream! -Roberta Millman-Ide