The Carrying Stones Project is an ongoing series of sculpture, data visualization, and social practice works that explores women’s work inequity in its many forms.

Cooking, cleaning, childcare and eldercare responsibilities often still default to women, keeping them from advancing at work and in society. Even community volunteerism—care-taking of the larger community—falls disproportionately on women. This project documents the physical, emotional, and practical effects of these imbalanced burdens.

The Carrying Stones Project also shines a light on the thorny data issues of the gender pay gap, unequal representation of women in higher-paying industries and in leadership positions, and representation of women in the media.

The inequalities that working women face are both systemic and pervasive, and those biases affect individual women differently. As such, the concepts for the Carrying Stones works are viewed through an intersectional lens, and are distilled from the personal narratives of women of diverse ages, ethnicities, orientations, working roles, and socio-economic statuses. 

(tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law)

Many Thanks to our supporting organizations



Heather Crooks Bruner Karen Gutfreund Bronwen Healy

Jenny Anderson Kelly Ariane Olshansky Priscilla Otani

Amira Richmond Lauren Sandusky Maria Schiano Di Cola

For inquiries & sponsorship opportunities:   415-806-2458

Carrying Stones is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes
of Carrying Stones must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.