Judy Chicago embraced this theme when she created The Dinner Party in 1979. Presented as an installation, she created ceramic place settings to honor the forgotten women of history. I too have used installation of painting and music depicting women who have made contributions to humanity but have not been acknowledged as have their male counterparts. In this way, my work is open ended--new and incredible women keep appearing on the tapestry of human achievement and others become discovered who have not been recognized in the past.
My goal is the hold yet another presentation of Her-Story with my hero in key position--Ruth Bader Ginsburg. For now, the group I have presented in the previous installation are featured in this website. They include: Sojourner Truth, an abolitionist who escaped slavery with her daughter to advocate for women’s rights, Harriet Tubman, who led the Underground Railroad, Virginia Hall and Marlene Dietrich, who worked for the Allies in WWII, Viola Gregg Liuzzo, who worked as a Civil Rights advocate, philosopher and Black rights advocate, Angela Davis, and the first U.S. woman astronaut Sally Ride.
Proceeds from the sale of these paintings will benefit Planned Parenthood.