Women on the Edge of Time
2020, beaded collage 3.5” x 8” x 2.5
Lady Liberty stands at the center of my work. She’s the linchpin of this assemblage and is surrounded by seven famous women, each of whom made the world a better place.
My family came to this country in the late nineteenth century. They were literally running for their lives. When their ship entered the harbor, I can only imagine their emotions as they passed this beautiful figure.
On top of the work, I enter the world of fantasy: Wonder Woman saves the world and Minnie Mouse reminds us that we can laugh. Rosie the Riveter crowns the assemblage. bringing us back to the real world when millions of women contributed to the war effort during World War 2.
Video Short by Deborah Brand
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