“Victoria” is part of the Walls for Women project, the brainchild of DMA-events to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The project, which stretches throughout the state of Tennessee, includes this mural at Printshop Beer Co. completed in partnership with Visit Knoxville. The mural was painted by local artist and illustrator Paris Woodhull. She describes her design and concept:
“The mural is titled “Victoria” after my relative Victoria Claflin Woodhull, who was the first female to run for U.S. president in 1872. Even though the piece is not depicting her, I feel that it depicts her energy as I carry on the legacy of women's rights by doing exactly what I want to do...create art! More specifically, the piece is inspired by modern dance, bodies interacting, textile design and an array of other influences. It's basically an assemblage of all of my favorite things. The mural I created for the "Walls for Women" project took 10 days to complete and has over 18 colors. I hope folks are drawn in by the colors and that the art makes them think up their own stories about the meaning.”
Learn more about Walls for Women and the pivotal role Tennessee played in Women’s Suffrage.