Cut #16 Rehtaeh Parsons

This particular project is my tribute to Rehtaeh Parsons. A young girl who bravely tried to battle injustice which was done to her but ultimately lost. Cut to black and mounted on Lily card stock.

The tattoo 實力勇氣 The last two characters mean bravery. The second character means strength. The first one is a little difficult to translate, but it roughly means real, really, practical. In short: Practical/real strength comes from bravery. As for the tattoo being fishy on someone that age, I suspect it came after the rape. She was trying to reminder herself to push on. It was a symbol to remind herself to be brave.

There were a number of free floating elements which were held in place with straight lines.  These were cut away after final cut was mounted on backing card stock.