The Female Power Project

I have created these women’s garments inspired by the power of women, both human and mythological. In each I have tried not to represent the person, but to represent the attributes and message—the power—of the person (or spirit) in words and/or in images. I hope that putting on the shawls will be like putting on the power represented.

Information on how to order pieces in the Female Power Project

All of these are designed and printed in the U.S.A. and a portion of the proceeds goes to resonant charities. The scarves are about 14 inches wide and 90 inches long and they cost $85. The Shawls are about 36 inches wide and 90 inches long and cost $150. They are printed on lightweight and translucent 70% cotton, 30% silk voile. They have rolled-serged seams around the edges. You can order them directly from me! Just send me a message here (include your name, email, and the address you want me to ship to, as well as which pieces you would like to buy) and I will send you a Paypal invoice which will include the shipping cost (likely to be $5.00 for U.S. destinations). I will ship when your payment goes through. If you are interested in purchasing a Female Power Pin ($48) let me know and I will email you a picture of the ones I have in the studio right now. These are one-of-a-kind, so there’s no other way of telling what designs I will have when you want to get one.

Female Power Project Positive Protest Principles Posters

Here is a page showing posts about the Positive Protest Principles Posters I am creating. There is also information about prices and ordering.

Female Power Pins

Here is a page showing the Female Power Pins I have created. These are one-of-a-kind, so please email me here to find out which ones I have in the studio right now.

Posts about the Female Power Project (oldest to newest)

Here are the posts I have written about this evolving project.

  • New Work: The Female Power Shawls -   Up to now I have been thinking of my scarf and shawl designs as commercial work, not as fine art. In fact, I have several kinds of work I do, including graphic design, and I try to keep these things separated from the fine art in my promotions, because, you know, art is so […]
  • More About the Female Power Project - Now I want to write about another design in this series. This one is for Maya Angelou. This woman was amazing, she did so many things in her life and made art out of nearly everything she did. Of course she is best known for being a writer of memoir and poetry. Her first book, […]
  • Further FEARLESS Adventures in the Female Power Project - Now I will write about the development of the “Fearless” designs honoring Harriet Tubman. When I was surveying people about their heroes, Harriet Tubman came up many times. I didn’t know much about her. Like many famous people I have researched, a library search comes up with more books targeted to a juvenile audience than […]
  • ERZULIE joins the Female Power Project - When I was asking friends which females they were inspired by, one told me that the Haitian goddess, Erzulie, had stayed with her ever since she had taken a class on the people of the Caribbean. A quick Wikipedia search showed me enough to capture my attention. There are so many Erzulies! Erzulie, or “Ezili,” […]
  • Powerful Females Rock the Female Power Project - Ayanna G. in the “Bride of Hurricanes” scarf.       Carolyn D. in the “FEARLESS” shawl.         Pegah S. in the “ERZULIE” shawl and scarf  
  • FOCUS pieces honor Marie Curie - Marie Curie, born Marya Sklowdowska in 1867, was a Polish chemist who spent her working life in France. She was extraordinarily brilliant and won two Nobel prizes, one in physics for investigations into radioactivity (she coined that term) and another in chemistry for her discovery of the elements Polonium and Radium. She worked closely with […]
  • PRESENCE: Honoring Ieshia Evans - Here is the most recent addition to the #FemalePowerProject, a multi-media triptych called PRESENCE: Honoring Ieshia Evans. This is one of two pieces with “PRESENCE” in its title. I will post about the other soon. Now showing in the studio windows at Black Lab, you can view these works any time of the day or […]
  • Introducing Female Power Project Positive Protest Principles Posters - I’ve made this series within a series, I suppose within TWO series. Isn’t everything connected anyway? After the devastating slap of the election, the Women’s March was a tonic. With so many people who came from all over—and the sister marches around the world—it is clear that progressive action is becoming more potent than ever. […]
  • PRESENCE: assembling the shards (Female Power Project) - Here are some process images of the piece I have in the EMULSION 2017 exhibition opening Friday, March 3 and closing March 16, 2017. I will be participating in an informal discussion on this piece on Thursday, March 9 sometime between 6:00 and 7:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/380502832306923/ The piece is a ladder holding 10 containers (re)constructed from […]
  • Three New Poster Designs - I’m now calling these #FemalePowerProject Positive Protest Principles Posters. With these three, the total number of designs will be ten. (Click here to see the first seven designs.) They are: DISSENT honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg; be marvelous TOGETHER honoring Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and FIGHT honoring Hillary Clinton. Two sizes are available […]
  • The Honorable Kamala Harris knows her place - Here is my latest poster production honoring Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris is the junior Senator from California. Previously she served as Attorney General of California. Harris was born in Oakland, California. She is the daughter of an Indian mother, a cancer researcher who emigrated in 1960, and a Jamaican-American father who is an economics professor. […]
  • Take Up Space - Here is the most recent Female Power Project Positive Protest Principles Poster, honoring Rosa Parks. It’s called “Take Up Space.” I am here and it’s wrong to make me move. This is from Wikipedia: “Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement in the […]