We Rise

Laura Oakwood-Bishop's avatar Laura Oakwood-Bishop

Flowers have long been a representation of femininity for their beauty through unctuous texture, color and contour. As we move beyond traditional feminism, the flower also represents strength and perseverance. Feminism is seemingly at a crossroads. Where we once saw progress, we find new battles to fight. We have only begun to endure the #metoo and #bebrave moments of our new reality, and the sacred flower icon of feminism can now become a symbol of armor. "From the rubble we rise as an army of female warriors."- Amanda Thompson. Sculptural flowers are made with gritty sandpaper textures in deep metal tones with repetitious nails and twine, this piece is meant to convey the new armor of feminism - beautiful and strong - as we rebuild and move forward to win the next battle.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4 inches
  • Medium: paper sculpture on aluminum sheet
  • Width: 8 feet
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 4 feet