Liberty (teal)

Liberty (teal)
Signed Print

Stik

Screenprint, 2013
Signed Print Edition of 25

Critical Review

Liberty combines Stik's characteristic six-line stickman with a keen sense of geography to create a visually arresting piece. Although the work's obvious connection is with the Statue of Liberty, the renowned landmark that Stik's figure evokes in its posture, the piece also has a more particular resonance that is tied to its specific location. Stik's protesting stickman acknowledges the thousands of individual acts of courage that have marked the history of Tompkins Square Park in the course of the park's existence.

The print serves as an eloquent monument to the tenacity of communities that have endured great hardship. The image is inextricably tied to a number of Stik works that are concerned with creating space for the disadvantaged, while shedding a light on urban protest, documenting yet another facet of urban life.