Vol 30, No 3 (2006)

Open Topic Issue/Violence Against Women (Online only)


The Empty Shopping Cart; Butterfly Russell*, 2006.

Cover Image: The Empty Shopping Cart; Butterfly Russell*, 2006.

Explanation of Artwork: To me the empty shopping cart is symbolic. A shopping cart should be full of groceries and have a little kid bouncing up and down in the seat. But for many, every time they look at a grocery cart they feel guilty because they don't have enough money to fill it up with groceries. And the other thing I think when I look at a grocery cart is, "Thank God I'm not the one who's got all my worldly possessions in it." Or I could be wandering up and down back alleys picking up pop bottles. So the shopping cart has a lot of meanings.

*The photographer has chosen a pseudonym to protect her anonymity.