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“ERA”
27.5” x 14” x 3.5”
Mixed Media

It’s past time to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. After altering the primitive metal on the washboard to represent the pain and obstacles experienced, I used a metal grinder and sculpting tools and carefully reshaped the female cast iron sculpture. She now stands above the subservient status of old, new arm and clenched fist defiantly thrust in the air, reminding us of the tenacity, strength and resilience of the women who fought for the right to vote.

Circa 1920 handmade wooden washboard and cast iron Victorian woman door stop forged by the American Foundry company.

Wood, cast iron, epoxy putty, steel, paint