In The Carrying Stones Project, K. Sawyer Rose ’96 explores the “double burden” of women’s work inside and outside the home—and how little time women have left for themselves.

Katie Sawyer Rose ’96 aims to make the invisible visible with her artwork. Her multimedia sculptures represent the work women do both inside and outside the home—something economists struggle to measure—and reveal that data can be surprisingly beautiful. “We are inundated with statistics,” Rose says. “Sometimes it’s easier to understand the data if someone draws you a picture.”

In January, Rose was a resident with Assets for Artists, a program administered by MASS MoCA that provides support services and financial training for creative entrepreneurs. She spent two weeks in a studio on the museum’s North Adams campus, planning and building prototypes of the sculptures she’ll make for her new project, “Force of Nature.” [read more...]

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Artwork Archive: Noticing a trend of disproportionate household work among her peers, Sawyer Rose set out to shine a light on women’s unpaid labor through her artwork. From that, an incredible project blossomed. 

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Marin Independent Journal: Sawyer Rose works in her Fairfax studio on her lightboxes featuring California native plants, trees, birds and butterflies. Some of her works are on display at the Marin Headlands Visitors Center through April. 

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Inspired to explore the “double burden” carried by women who work at paid jobs and are also responsible for domestic labor at home, Bay Area artist Sawyer Rose will debut The Carrying Stones project at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture on Friday, September 23, 2016.