CARMEN MENZA - ARTIST STATEMENT - All Love is Equal
With my All Love is Equal series I set out to use my abstract oil paintings as a basis for expressing my support for marriage equality and the LGBT community. As a straight woman I enjoy the right to marry whom I choose and I enjoy the rights and benefits that come with that civil marriage. But human rights belong to all and should not be for a select group. I champion the freedom to choose whom we love and spend our life with. Black or white, young or old, straight or gay, it speaks to the dignity of every human being. It is a basic human and civil right that should apply to all.