WOVEN HISTORIES


This body of work intertwines timeless folktales with contemporary events. For example, Rapunzel depicts a young woman isolated in a tower, fighting to be seen; The Emperor’s New Clothes addresses class and accessibility; and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs focuses on women's right to autonomy. These stories illustrate how society, especially women, have tirelessly worked for equal treatment.

Woven Histories: On The Basis of Sex
2024
acrylic paint & pen on dura-lar, chenille stems
46"h x 41"w x 4"d

In my desire to make women’s issues visible, I use the text from Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s oral argument asserting that discrimination on the basis of sex violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The transparent bag, containing a small replica of RBG’s collar, joins the discussion of how sexism weighs on women.

Woven Histories: On The Basis of Sex, Detail
2024
acrylic paint & pen on dura-lar, chenille stems
46"h x 41"w x 4"d
WovenHistories: The Emperors New Clothes
2024
acrylic paint & pen on dura-lar, chenille stems
58"h x 42"w x 6"d

This piece weaves "The Emperor’s New Clothes" with the 2022 reversal of Roe v. Wade, highlighting how societal pressures and fear of dissent erode women's rights, much like the emperor’s invisible robe symbolizes the endorsement of worthless ideas to avoid challenging norms.

WovenHistories: The Emperors New Clothes
2024
acrylic paint & pen on dura-lar, chenille stems
58"h x 42"w x 6"d
Woven Histories: Rapunzel
2024
acrylic paint & pen on dura-lar, chenille stems
47"h x 39"w x 4"d

This piece intertwines “Rapunzel” with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s writings on abortion. In the Brothers Grimm tale, Rapunzel is trapped in a tower by a deceitful witch. This timeless story remains relevant in the ongoing struggle for women's equality and reproductive rights.

Woven Histories: Rapunzel
2024
acrylic paint & pen on dura-lar, chenille stems
47"h x 39"w x 4"d