Joanna Czadowska

Women Life Freedom

2022 was an important year for women’s identity, especially the Iranian women. This illustration is a tribute to the proud Iranian woman, riding the power (lion), looking up to the future, up to the sun, wind in her back. The lion and the sun refer to the Iranian flag, as well as the colors green, white and red. On her coat, the character wears embroidered symbols of Anahita (an ancient powerful Persian goddess holding her lions), and of the Simurg creatures flying in the sun. The character also holds a scarf filled with blood, and the names of the teenagers Masha, Sarina, Nika, are engraved in the green sun.