The drapery work was made when the war with Iraq was building. Issues of vulnerability, trust, safety, courage and absurdity weighed heavily on my mind then, and continue to linger daily. I think about the women who encounter real wars, internal conflicts, domestic abuse, and other threats - real or imagined. I also laugh at myself and other women, when we lose perspective and become possessed by our material goods.
In all cases, women need “ A room of their own.” The images reference draped statues from the Renaissance, nuns in habits, women wearing the burka, the Virgin Mary, priests robes, ancient Greek and Roman dress, as well as judges’ robes.