• Empowerment Art - 3D Mixed Media - Defend Equality - Medium 24"x24"

Empowerment Art - 3D Mixed Media - Defend Equality - Medium 24"x24"

  • $3,495.00

Original, one-of-a-kind mixed media fine art collectible for wall mounting. Backdrop of highly colorful water-based paints, personally hand painted on canvas by Susan M. Kaineg, CEO, founder and art director at Be OUTSPOKEN. This canvas is carefully wrapped and affixed around a composite plate to ensure a beautiful side profile and enhanced visibility of the painted background of this unique statement piece. All interior art elements are fully protected and enclosed in a beautiful museum-class vitrine. The back of the piece is gloss black with printed inspiration from the design and signed by the artist.

This fine art collectible is from our signature flagship award-winning design DEFEND EQUALITY series, produced giclée style on optically clear acrylic, hovering above the painted canvas. Hand-painted equality symbols adorn the four corners, created in laser cut metal and raised 1” from the canvas surface. These poignant symbols of empowerment and equality are plated in a hammered texture with bold color to leap out of the ensemble, casting shadows on the painted surface areas for added 3D effect.

Size and Weight: MEDIUM - 24" x 24" x 2.5", 23 lbs.

Shipping Time: Typically ships 1-3 days after order and payment.

Mounting Style: Slim-line French cleat (included).

Quantity Available: One. This is a unique, one-of-a-kind work of fine art hand-painted and personally crafted by Susan M. Kaineg, winner of several of the top international awards in the home decor industry. Every collectible is signed by the artist.

Attention To Detail: Tremendous quality is embedded into every detail of this and all of our mixed media fine art collectibles. The painted canvas artwork is carefully polished and varnished for UV protection and a satin finish for many years of longevity, all by hand by the artist. Every fastener is perfectly recessed and color-coded to match the design elements. All drilled holes in the outer protective vitrine are flame polished to a glassy finish by hand torch. Every clear acrylic vitrine is graded and rated for museum quality.



Dedicated to Alice Stokes Paul.

"I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me, there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality."

Alice Paul advocated for and helped secure passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Paul next authored the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923. The ERA was introduced in every session of Congress from 1923 until it passed in 1972. In 1943, the ERA was rewritten and dubbed the “Alice Paul Amendment”.


The artwork concept is strongly tied to my own personal experience with gender inequity and those endured by others. There is much that is still needed to be said to fully confront social injustice and art can often present a summation that words do not. In this design, I share my own story of gaining a voice to speak out. It is a very emotional message for me, one that is symbolized by the heart and my felt sense of virtue and brave attitudes to firmly address the inequities we bear witness. And, the wings? When we do choose right, our hearts are free. I have been asked about the sword and how it seems too defensive, but for me it represents the summoning of my brave attitude and using powerful words to address inequality. The eye is simply a representation of being willing to see the inequality that exists for those we love and know as well as for our global female community often reported in the media, most recently and famously the #MeToo Movement — it has brought much change to society.