All my pieces are named after strong women I love. I want to celebrate the female form as it is – not how we are conditioned to believe it should be. My figures do not meet your gaze. They stand in their own right. Think their own thoughts. They are independent strong-minded women.
And this is a time to stand up and be counted. To fight for our planet, our bodies, our beliefs, our democratic rights. Whether you draw or write, or produce, or act – the choices we make – the votes we take, the material we create – is of vital importance now.
Lorien Haynes: Ali