Boston Women’s Memorial

Submitted by Meredith Bergmann

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Client: City of Boston

Location: Boston, MA, United States

Completion date: 2003

Artwork budget: $525,000

Overview

Boston Women’s Memorial, bronze and granite, pavement 30’ diameter, statues 1.2 times life size, 2003

Goals

Commissioned for Boston’s historic Back Bay, this commission recognizes Abigail Adams, Phillis Wheatley & Lucy Stone for their writing and their impact on society. The women have come down off their pedestals (as in this century women have, symbolically) and have deconstructed their traditional orientation in order to use them as work surfaces. Each figure represents a different age and creative temperament.