Leilah Hodges – Prey Of The Streets

Artist: Leilah Hodges
Title: Prey Of The Streets
Media: Acrylic Paint-Pen
Grade: 12th grade
School: Miramonte High School
Teacher: Erica Amundson

“Prey Of The Streets” is an illustration of experiencing cat-calling. The harsh black and red background includes a mix of different phrases/sounds such as, “Honk”, “Wolf”, “Whistle”, and “Take A Compliment”, commonly used while harassing women in the streets. I wanted to make the words chunky and jagged to demonstrate the gravity of those words. In the background the words, “Who Asked?” are repeated in retaliation of the words of cat-calling in the foreground.