STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
The Stairway to Heaven sculptures are about striving for spiritual enlightenment. The striving is symbolically represented by the ladders. In each version of these sculptures, there is an element that reminds us of the condition of being human. Within this series “A Room of One’s Own” was created specifically for the Byrdcliffe SHELTER show. The sculpture is titled after the famous Virginia Woolf book which at its most fundamental level makes the point that a woman must have a room of her own to be creative. “A Room on One’s Own” was first published in 1929 from a series of lectures Virginia Woolf presented to the women’s college at the University of Cambridge. In its day, it was a strong feminist statement and it resonates almost 100 years later.