Salvaged wood
Elisa Ortega Montilla Salvaged wood  Acrylic on salvaged wood and old newspaper collaged
Liberation March
2016
Acrylic on salvaged wood and old newspaper collaged
23"x11"

Image of the Women's Strike for Equality in 1970, which celebrated the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which legalized the female vote in the United States in 1920.
Elisa Ortega Montilla Salvaged wood  Acrylic on salvaged wood and old newspaper collaged
Women’s March
2017
Acrylic on salvaged wood and old newspaper collaged
23"x 11"

The Women's March mobilized hundreds of thousands of people in the United States and other cities of the world this past January (2017) to demand respect for the rights of women and minorities, expressing themselves against male violence and in defense of reproductive rights. The Intersectionality Now poster calls for a new wave of feminism that is intersectional (which rejects hierarchies based on race, class, gender, physical ability, sexuality or age) and that works to reach out to the most marginalized women.
Elisa Ortega Montilla Salvaged wood  Acrylic paint with old newspaper collage and embroidery on wire
Juarez
2016
Acrylic paint with old newspaper collage and embroidery on wire
33"x11"

Since the 1990s, hundreds of women have been brutally murdered in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Since 2001, members of the community have used pink crosses to publicly denounce this femicide. Each cross has the name of a murdered woman, unless she is anonymous, in which case they write desconocida--unknown.
Elisa Ortega Montilla Salvaged wood  Acrylic on wood and old newspaper collaged
Rosa Parks
2016
Acrylic on wood and old newspaper collaged
14"x 14"

Rosa Parks was an iconic figure in the US Civil Rights Movement for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in the American South in 1955. This image depicts the idea of ​​activism through passive resistance. 
Elisa Ortega Montilla Salvaged wood  Acrylic painting glued to salvaged wooden box;
Milicianas
2016
Acrylic painting glued to salvaged wooden box;
11"x 9"

Female Republican militia members from the Spanish Civil War. Several provisions were issued in October 1936 to prevent women from entering into combat, even informing overseas offices that women would not be admitted to the front. 
Elisa Ortega Montilla Salvaged wood  Old newspaper collaged with fabric and lace on salvaged wood
Votes for Women
2016
Old newspaper collaged with fabric and lace on salvaged wood
21"x 20"

Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney were two suffragists and political activists in England. The term "suffragette" is associated with the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) activism and was influenced by Russian methods of protest, such as hunger
Elisa Ortega Montilla Salvaged wood

Elisa Ortega Montilla Salvaged wood  Old newspaper collaged and set against salvaged wood painted with acrylic;
Four Women
2016
Old newspaper collaged and set against salvaged wood painted with acrylic;
50"x 12"

From top to bottom: Elizabeth Eckford was an icon of student of anti-racist struggle in the US, a pioneer in integrating the black community into white schools; Anonymous woman from a Republican Spanish militia; Olive Morris, British-Jamaican activist and feminist; and Blanca López, a Nicaraguan guerrilla who was the official image of the World Solidarity Campaign with Nicaragua during the 1980s
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