"In 'Bunny Protest' the cartoon characters aim to subvert a traditional understanding of entertainment. Instead of escaping or zoning out, the viewer is asked to wake up and engage with reality. By using bright colors or cute imagery the initial reaction might be that of amusement but with this piece I'm using those indicators as access points to information and ideas that are traditionally difficult to discuss in an attempt to normalize their truth. Utilizing language borrowed from Black Lives Matter, Jenny Holzer and internet activists and placing the viewer in a daydream scenario, where the floating politically minded bunnies mimic clouds, I'm hoping to inspire even the smallest instances of activism, whether that might be donating money to a charity, attending a rally or just starting conversations about these topics in their social circles."
Grace Miceli is an illustrator and curator living in NYC.
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