Landmark Women. Autumn Term. Art and Spirituality Course. LSA. 2016
This four week project as part of the Art and Spirituality course began with an introduction to Feminist theology and liturgy – noting the particular importance of ‘naming’ in Feminist liturgy – and art that celebrates women. Judy Chicago’s art installation ‘The Dinner Party’ was a strong focus.
The LSA 16/17 theme of Landmarks had already led us to look at ‘stones’ seeing them as cairns and markers along the way. In this new project the class were asked to consider who was or had been a Landmark woman for them in their own lives. This might be a historical, biblical or mythological woman or a friend or relative. They were then asked to create this woman as a stone/s considering the shape, pattern, texture, colour(s) that would best represent their character or story.
The following images show the process from simply trying out the medium, experimenting with different materials – real stones were used as templates, found, collected or in one case searched for from a particular place – through the three weeks of creating to the presentation of the women, their stories and the stones that represented them. We ended by inviting the neighbour classes to an exhibtion of the work.
This work can be seen at LSA Christmas exhibition. 10am – 4pm. Friday 16th and Saturday 17th December 2016.