1 & 2. Dead Star, 2008.
Dead Star is made from residual batteries at the end of their duty. Left to itself, the sculpture will slowly cool down since there is no longer electronic activity taking place inside it. The hundreds of batteries were once used to power appliances before they finished their ‘life’ in a recycling facility. Retrieved from death, they were assembled again in this structure.
Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power. I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind: