Limited to twelve pieces at .5 x LS, and one at 3 x LS (monument scale)
Existing in a state of flux, incomplete and diminished. Stalled in mid transformation, trapped in a chrysalis gilded in the generational privilege and the arrogance of men. The denial of woman’s rights has never ebbed, every day on every continent the control over one’s body is questioned, and the rights to reproduction considered a crime, genital mutilation as a means of control, the denial of education, the barbarity is overwhelming. Human rights are not a privilege gifted by self appointed betters, man made gods or the deranged, attracted to power through politics. Woman have lived their lives as possessions, slaves, little more than religiously anointed baby machines, the historical recorded of abuse is vast and without shame. Societies acceptance has been agonizingly slow, rarely yielding in its blind denial, and remains willfully ignorant in its need to control. The inhuman treatment of one group to protect the privileges of another has been insidiously woven into our societies and must be extracted, it is medieval and we must evolve. All persons are equal no matter the cloak in which they are cocooned.
A serene figure, representative of all woman, stands defiant but incomplete. A hollow fluid form waiting patiently. A broad peaked head dress gives the work purposeful upward movement. While her detached arms are restrained with a cloak fashioned from her discareded and superficial outward appearance. Her body's form is impressionistic, woven from floral strands into a gilded cage, a beautiful lie, a restraint. The large refractory glass chunk, is held in place by golden threads stretching the full length of the figure, a hope, contained within.
Materials: Bronze, Gold Leaf, Glass, Fosforescente Coatings and Specialty Lighting.