Strutting Woman

Bronze with white patina, height: 20″, 1989

We build shells to protect ourselves in personal prisons, refined and cultivated with the proud flesh of memory. We start construction early, then spend the better part of our lives learning to walk naked in the world.

strut (Engin.) Any part of a machine or structure, of which the principal function is to hold things apart; a brace subjected to compressive stress.