This transferred pain is wrapped in survival. Often, there is a strength the oppressed develop due to a kind of evolution--under the weight of inherited suffering. Kaethe Kollwitz was a woman depicting herself as she felt and knew herself to be, burdened but powerful. She calls us to tell our own stories by confronting and creating.
Kaitlin Whittle is an artist from the southeast working primarily in graphite, oil paint, and clay. Having grown up in the deep south and raised in the southern baptist church, Whittle is moved to confront the sexism girls and women face while personally but publicly exposing her own discriminatory tendencies which she attributes to white patriarchy. She hopes to honor women and minorities while making connections about the oppression she feels, sees, and participates in. Kaitlin studied art at Georgia Southwestern in Americus, Georgia and now lives and works in small-town West Alabama. When she is not making art, she is teaching English to some of her neighbor friends, encouraging people to draw, paint, and sculpt, or digging local clay for her own work.