Installation – Acrylic figures and box shapes, 100% biodegradable umbrellas, and fishing line – variable sizes lrg, med, and sm
Rise is an installation celebrating women and their aspirations to be more. Female figures rise in the air, breaking away from confinement to rise beyond. Above them are clear umbrellas which are metaphors for the glass ceiling, an acknowledged invisible barrier that has historically affected marginalized groups when advancing in their profession. Whispering a list of the most powerful women, the engraved names and titles on the female forms become a textural pattern like fabric. The installation honors the many women leaders who are tearing down the imposed limitations and obstacles built to define and divide differences.
Although women continue to be bound by gender, caste, creed, and nation, many have weakened or removed ties to obtain leadership positions in industry, academe, and government. The Forbes’ 2017 list 100 Most Powerful Women underscores this advancement. My hope is to inspire a new generation of women to move toward what is fully possible.