Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Sheila L de Bretteville

HEAR US

HEAR  US

Sheila L de Bretteville. HEAR US, 1998.

Description:
Along the hallway that leads to the legislature in the 18th century Massachusetts State House, six women are the first to be honored by an artwork. It seemed most appropriate to me when I was asked to make a proposal that I ask another woman to work together with me. Susan Sellers and I decided that since all the men were represented by marble or bronze likenesses and in a dignified manner, we would represent these women using the same materials, presenting their likeness at eye level. From the domestic sphere we introduced wallpaper, the pattern made of the laws they worked to change. Their activism is expressed in their own words. Six women, six characters in the title of our piece of work: H E A R U S

Medium:
Public/Site-specific

Tags:
wallpaper, legislature, portraiture, Susan Sellers, public art, Massachusetts, Boston, wallpaper, bronze, installation, Marble

Images
?At the start... At long last...?Biddy Mason: Time & PlaceOmoide noShotokyoHEAR  USStep(pe) Search: LiteratureHillhouse High School entrance lobby

Location
Hamden, Connecticut
USA

Contact
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