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Submitted by Bollinger Atelier

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Client

Location: Lexington, KY, United States

Completion date: 2020

Project Team

Bollinger Atelier

Barbara Grygutis

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling

Overview

This monumental artwork commemorates the women suffragists who fought for the passing of the 19th Amendment which afforded women the right to vote. Sited in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, the artwork serves as the first public sculpture to honor historic women in the city. The five, 20-foot aluminum silhouetted sculptures are a reminder of the historic significance of the women who pushed for suffrage, the achievement of the 19th Amendment, as well as the continuing fight for women’s rights, representation and equality. The silhouettes do not depict any specific woman as the movement for women’s suffrage was widespread. At night, the sculptures are illuminated from within to act as a community beacon around the clock.

Commissioned by Breaking the Bronze Ceiling, Lexington, Kentucky.

Goals

Our main goal is to translate and maintain Barbara’s original vision. During fabrication we work from the inside out, so plenty of forethought and planning is key for success.