Force of Nature

WOMEN'S WORK VISUALIZED

Anna & Hillary, 2017, Felt, Aluminum, Silver Solder, Rope, 10 x 6 x 6 feet

Anna & Hillary, 2017, Felt, Aluminum, Silver Solder, Rope, 10 x 6 x 6 feet

Anna & Hillary, 2017, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 3, 36 x 24 inches

Anna & Hillary, 2017, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 3, 36 x 24 inches


OVERVIEW

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.

Tracy, Mortar, brass tubes, silver solder, wood, 144 x 96 x 8 in

Tracy, Mortar, brass tubes, silver solder, wood, 144 x 96 x 8 in

Tracy, Archival pigment print, Edition of 3, 36 x 24 in

Tracy, Archival pigment print, Edition of 3, 36 x 24 in


Bety, Archival pigment print, Edition of 3, 36 x 24 in

Bety, Archival pigment print, Edition of 3, 36 x 24 in

Bety, Plaster casts of kitchen scrubbers, sheet metal, chain, 132 x 132 x 12 in

Bety, Plaster casts of kitchen scrubbers, sheet metal, chain, 132 x 132 x 12 in


Amira, Faux leather, wire, thread, silver solder, acrylic, 72 x 180 x 96 in

Amira, Faux leather, wire, thread, silver solder, acrylic, 72 x 180 x 96 in

Amira, Archival pigment print, Edition of 3, 36 x 24 in

Amira, Archival pigment print, Edition of 3, 36 x 24 in