Top Girls

For Top Girls, a feminist commentary on 1980’s Britain, I designed a series of open steel boxes and ladders with a smashed glass surround to use as a visual metaphor for Joyce’s disastrous breaking of the “glass ceiling.” We spent countless hours in the shop and light lab experimenting to achieve a smashed glass look both safely and within budget. We acquired damaged windshields from a local shop, smashed further with rubber mallets and heat guns and covered them with a protective epoxy covering.


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