Of Lace and Steel 2016

This series has offered me an opportunity to expand my rendering of what women represent. It is apparent that Lace symbolizes softness, while Steel—strength. But to go beyond the obvious, I researched their origins. Lace was designed to elaborate the edges of plain fabrics and steel was created as a more malleable, stronger form of iron. As women we bear these traits as well. We elaborate the edges of our lives and our families lives with gentleness and fortitude. And together, as the steel needle and the cloth lace intertwine, we women, of all colors and backgrounds, can weave an impenetrable tapestry of solidarity and peace in this ever ordinary, ever changing, ever terrifying, ever beautiful world.