This painting uses the technique of my signature style of Plastic Space, which is a form of figurative abstraction inspired by Pablo Picasso. I used the central portion of the canvas to contain a group of women, some with children, huddled together in a cage. Some of the women are desperately reaching with open hands through the bars toward opportunities denied them. The bars on the cage are made of the word OPPRESSION. Outside of the cage are representations of activities that would give them equality and empowerment such as; a home with land, a place to grow food, Graduate cap with diploma roll representing education and training school, a laptop computer (with the world map on screen) representing world connection, fresh produce, clean water, solar power, medical access and money representing equal pay which are all out of reach.