Margarita Gokun Silver
About the artist
Margarita is an artist and a writer who is fascinated by people’s, and especially women’s, potential to grow from adversity. “Courage” was inspired by recent news about the plight of women around the world. Margarita started painting it when Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban, and so many women around the world came together to show their solidarity. A similar show of unity after the horrific events in Delhi added fuel to that initial inspiration. Margarita’s intention was to show that by sticking together and helping each other, women could break through barriers and "occupation" imposed on them by their societies. http://storiesandcolors.wordpress.com/.