This one’s from a couple of years ago, but still seems apropos for current days. The object depicted in this drawing is a torture device called a Mute’s Bridle. According to the catalog where I found this image “This device stifles screams so as not to disturb the conversation of torturers. The iron box on the inside of the ring is forced into the victims mouth and the collar fastened behind his neck. A small hole allows the passage of air but this can be stopped up by a touch of the executioners fingertip and produce suffocation. Often those condemned to the stake were thus gagged, especially during the “acts of faith” - as grandiose public festivities in which dozens of heretics were burnt at a time were called - because the screams would have interfered with the sacred music...served also specifically for the suppression of women.”
9” x 12”
Charcoal on Bristol
Inktober day 19.
I was this first girl in second grade who had to wear glasses. It lowered my self esteem and years later I still remember that tearful arguement with my mom. At that time it was the end of the world for me, (also glasses were heavy and ugly) but now I admire most women wearing glasses. I think they look stylish, attractive and... what a suprise, confident! This may come with age, but I would love to believe that girls nowadays are wiser than I was.