Sister Corita Kent’s (1918-1986) artwork and philosophy inspired people to observe life up close, like a microscope, or to look at something upside down. She encouraged people to find joy, reject criticism, and to keep on creating whatever is in your heart and mind—to see beyond what is and to imagine all that could be.
She made bold art pieces that spoke out against injustice, poverty, and war, and inspired others to stand up for their beliefs. But at the age of 51, she broke away from the sisterhood when the the Archbishop and catholic church refused to adapt to the changing times.
She continued to create art and stood up to the challenges of her time. She felt the call to act and insisted that despair wasn’t an option.