Watercolor on paper, 1998, 12” x 10”
I was interested in the contention put forward by the feminist author Carol Gillian that states that the biography is a limited method to document the life of a woman. One goes to the library and sees that the biography of Susan B. Anthony was markedly slimmer than that of Harry Truman. Was this because her life and accomplishments were slimmer? Of course not! Therefore, I began to investigate the potential of a piece of furniture as a more vivid illustration of a woman's life. These works are all gestures of function; each piece represents something that the woman would need to further her work, rather than a motif of her life.
Photos by Caleb Crawford