STORIES OF WOMXN
A Community Project
The Stories of Womxn is a collaborative story-telling and mosaic-building project lead by Juliette Myers in collaboration with Lori Greene. This project honors the legacies, histories, and experiences of womxn and femme of all different cultures, including womxn of color, immigrants, trans folx, and gender-queer individuals. This project is an opportunity to connect with others while challenging the dominant, oppressive patriarchal narratives that try to silence us.
This mosaic sculpture stand 12 feet above the ground- boldly, fiercely, and unafraid. Over the course of 5 years, over 100 people participated in the creation of this project, whether it was through sharing stories, art, and ideas, or through helping build and construct the mosaic, or the structure itself. She holds stories of strength, struggle, discrimination, anger, joy, and resilience.
There are 8 sides to the sculpture- 4 represent the 4 directions according to Dakota beliefs (north, south, east, west), and 4 represent the 4 elements (earth, air, fire, water). The designs for this project draw from stories shared by many individuals, as well as stories of our ancestors, metaphors in nature, and mythology from cultures around the world.
This permanent community artwork lives outside our studio and stands at the corner of Snelling Ave. and Lafond Ave. She is a public work of art and is open to anyone to come and visit.
Below are photos of each of the 8 sides with the element or direction they are associated with.
Community Engagement and Building Process
Below are photos of various stages of the process, including community mosaic days, the installation process, and close-up images of sections of the mosaic.