March is Women’s History Month. I am an avid student of history, particularly the Classical period through the Renaissance, and this plays a prominent role in my work. There are so many lessons we could learn – and disasters we could avoid – if we studied and paid reverence to the past.
I haven’t painted this yet, but there is one story from Ancient Rome that I find really inspiring. It is commonly referred to as the Rape of the Sabine Women. This story has been the subject of much artistic interpretation over the centuries, and rightfully so. It is an inspiring message about women’s ability to overcome diversity and create change.