Lydia Gledhill

Sarah, Laura, Dominique, and Katie

The sculptures are free-standing concrete floor-based sculptures. They are created from taking measurements of women’s bodies.

I want to make objects that represent women. Concrete is a material with hard connotations. It is minimalist, modernist, constructivist, masculine. I want to make concrete objects that subvert this meaning whilst maintaining its blatant materiality. Concrete inherently references the grandfathers of minimalism; Judd, Serra, Le Witt. By using concrete to represent woman, I am referencing a history of male artists, almost disrupting their narrative. I want my sculptures to denote female emancipation through a minimalist aesthetic.