Democracy is a Process
AIGA Get Out the Vote 2022
Submitted By: Sarah Martin
Chapter: AIGA Chicago
Artist Statement: The Statue of Liberty, an international figure representing democratic principles that undergird our nation's ideology, is shown here under construction. My design relies on archival photography from the New York Public Library's Digital Collections in order to metaphorically humanize the infamous icon, reminding a U.S. audience that the ideals we uphold require ongoing work. The typography reads: "democracy is a process, not a discreet event. Vote." It falls to us, as citizens, to determine what our ideology will be today, tomorrow, and in the future. One way to do this is through the civic processes that give voice to our values: to speak, to organize, to vote.
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Credit on Instagram: @sarahedmands
Credit on Twitter: @sarahedmands
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This work is part of the AIGA Get Out the Vote, AIGA’s Civic Engagement Initiative.