Women Ascending Staircase

Cynthia Fielding's avatar Cynthia Fielding

WOMEN ASCENDING STAIRCASE-REPRESENTS THE POSITIVE UPWARD MOVEMENT OF WOMEN A SERIES OF KILN FORMED GLASS PANELS RANGING FROM 4' TO 6' IN HEIGHT AND 9' IN LENGTH. THE BACKGROUND GLASS IS CLEAR AND THE FIGURES ARE ALL OPAL GLASS. GLASS WILL BE SUPPORTED BY A METAL FRAME. THE IDEA FOR "WOMEN ASCENDING STAIRCASE" CAME TO ME BECAUSE THE SITE IS AT THE BASE OF A STAIRCASE. THIS MADE ME THINK OF A FAMOUS ARTWORK TITLED "NUDE DESCENDING A STAIRCASE". THAT PAINTING WAS CREATED IN 1912 OR JUST OVER A 100 YEARS AGO. I WONDERED "HOW HAVE WOMEN ASCENDED OVER THE LAST 100 YEARS?" EACH PANEL REPRESENTS A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN. YET LOOKING DEEPER EACH REPRESENTS MORE. SOME SHOW OUR STRUGGLES TO SAVE OUR CHILDREN, SAVE OURSELVES, HEAR OUR VOICES- SOME REPRESENT THE WRITER, ACHIEVEMENT IN THE WORKPLACE. THE ARTIST AND SOME STRETCHING OUR DREAMS BEYOND THE EARTH AND STILL REMAINING FIRMLY ON THE GROUND, BEING LEAD BY THE FRAGILE OF FORM, DRIVEN BY THE FIRMNESS OF FAITH!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: Glass 1
  • Medium: KILN FORMED GLASS
  • Width: TOTAL 9'
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 6'