2015, 2106 and 2017 Copyright Mary Mihelic, Artist.  All rights reserved.

The artwork is inspired by Dorothy Day, an American being considered for canonization.  As a young girl Dorothy Day lived a Bohemian lifestyle, got pregnant and had an abortion.  She went from radical to Catholic activist.  As a founder of the  Catholic Worker Movement she advocated for the poor and homeless.  Her position on abortion has never been fully understood and when asked to explain Day would reply, “We are not going into the subject of birth control at all as a matter of fact.”   Since many of the kidnapped schoolgirls now have children conceived through rape, the artwork reflects on the Catholic Church’s stance on abortion. It alludes to how Dorothy Day went from teenage sinner to saint.  

60” x 44”

Mixed Media on paper

Winter 2017