My current series of works were created in light of our country's recent political struggles. Ugly truths are simmering to the surface of our melting pot. One truth focuses on the position of women in our culture. More than the abject political rejection of a woman being elevated to the Presidency, we are now reexamining the rights of women, protections regarding their health, and their chance to fully participate in guiding our national agenda. Recently, we learned that less that 5 percent of Fortune 500 companies are led by women.
I am creating Uneasy Chairs. Chairs that one cannot sit in, but clearly are structures defined by the composition of the human body. Chairs that might be stationed around the "table" of the national discussion, but in which one cannot sit, even if invited. Each chair symbolizes a job that a woman performs for a culture or a situation in which she might find herself, but there is no core stable element on which to build a future, usable chair. Although a chair might be offered, there is no sitting at the table.