'My dreams are all my own' Fion Gunn 2021, acrylic, canvass, collage, gold leaf, 100 x 80cm
This artwork is my personal commemoration of the life and work of Mary Wollstonecraft. A film about the making of the piece will be posted on YouTube tomorrow.
« Mary Wollstonecraft was a renowned writer and poet, however her role as an activist should not be overlooked. Although she would not have called herself an activist, her passion and involvement in educating women, particularly young women, was transformative. She understood of course, the importance of education in and of itself, but she also saw it as vital for women’s emancipation and intrinsic to women’s ability to have agency of themselves. This in the 1700s was not part of mainstream thinking. Wollstonecraft paved the way for centuries of other inspirational women to make their mark. « Phaedra Gunn, 2021