This is cross-posted from The F-Word
Cembrowicz is a member of Climate Rush, a women-led protest group inspired by the actions of the suffragettes 100 years ago, that urges the government to take strong action on climate change through peaceful civil disobedience. They organised a number of actions last year that commemorated dates key to the suffragette movement, including a “rush” on Parliament and a picnic at Heathrow.
The print shows the artist herself at Climate Rush’s Pedal Power protest last summer, sitting astride the Victorian statue of Boudicca (formerly known as Boadicea) and her daughters that sits upon Westminster Bridge. Boudicca, that great warrior queen who almost succeeded in toppling the Roman empire, is shown towering above Cordelia, overseeing her protest and protecting her with a generally amazing warrior-queeny vibe. Continue reading