During lockdown I found myself with some time to use. I decided to start on a project I had been hoping to be able to work on for years. The idea was to imagine a room full of great women, and then to start sculpting them one by one, adding to the collection as time permitted. It was to be my imaginary party, where I could look into history and bring anyone I wanted into my room.
I started with the woman who spoke so wisely about the needs of a woman being simple, but not easy to have- £500 a year and a room of one’s own. Virginia Woolf was the first to come into my room. Toni Morrison has now followed, and next comes Hannah Arendt. Watch this space, follow me and – slowly – the group will emerge.