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Process diary

Ayva Tierney

St Clare's College

Artwork title
Ceaseless glass ceiling
HSC year
2018
ARTEXPRESS year
2019
Expressive form
Drawing
Artist’s statement

An impalpable barrier stifles females in the workplace, preventing women from attaining top positions as they hit the metaphorical ‘glass ceiling’, leaving them under-represented in positions of power. These ideas are exemplified in the figures that fill my artwork. I used welding, a traditionally masculine medium, with the intent to rebel against the stifling perceptions of women and their capabilities. The physical manipulation of the rigid metal which I used to construct the work aligns with the difficulty of breaking the invisible ceiling which ultimately stifles female success.

Influencing artists:
Dominique Sutton
Zadok Ben-David
Vanessa Beecroft