Force of Nature
WOMEN'S WORK VISUALIZED
The current series from The Carrying Stones Project is called Force of Nature: Women's Work Visualized. Real-life work data
is collected from a diverse group of women using a custom-built app. Participants record their paid and unpaid labor, hour by hour.
Each woman’s data is then mapped into a large-scale data visualization sculpture that abstracts and encodes her labor hours in a form that is readable as a graphic.
Each sculpture, in material and composition, reflects the personality of the woman it is built for.
Then, once a participant’s sculpture is complete, a photographic portrait is taken of her lifting and carrying her sculpture, “shouldering her burden” in a real and physical way.