Print #7: "Another world is possible"
Title: "Another world is possible"
Medium: Original linocut print, ink on paper, 8.5 x 14 inches
Artist: Annie Banks
Date: November 2017
The final print in the series is inspired by my interview with Mickey Ellinger, who said this phrase a number of times as we spoke - with the caveat that this “another-world” will need to be envisioned, organized for, fought for and protected. Another way to look at it would be, as Mickey said to me, “Another world is possible - but it’s not guaranteed” (Ellinger, M. Personal communication. October 29, 2017). What are we doing or what will we do to make sure this another-world can emerge?
I chose to show a child’s hands releasing a Black Swallowtail Butterfly to represent the next generations that will be part of this world. The butterfly, a classic image used in many campaigns for migrant justice as well as artwork relating to prisons and freedom from incarceration, is a recurring theme in my work because these struggles are important to me and often on my mind. What would a world where everyone is free, as free as this butterfly, look like?