Three Waves

Bridges, B. Three Waves-MainThree Waves 2015 (in progress-80% complete)
Mixed Media
24” W X 18” H X 4” D

Three Waves will appear at the Guerrilla Girls event in
Minneapolis in January 2016  CLICK HERE


First, Second, Third and Fourth Wave s

I have spent a lifetime pondering waves. Hailing from Maine, over the last 64 years I have experienced, and reflected on, the impact of waves on us as biological organisms – often fighting against each other. Where the waves meet is where the action is.

As a scholar, I have spent many hours examining, oftentimes in excruciatingly minute detail, theoretical waves of human thought. Waves deliver tranquility, sustenance and insight – along with trash and terror.

In reconsidering the history of feminist thought, I discovered Christine de Pizan, born in 1365 in Venice, Italy and who left us a collection of brave and still relevant reflections. I have created what I am now calling a sextet. A sextet is a group of six people or objects. Sometimes they sing.

I feel that Three Waves, which has the look and feel of a very elegantly painted Mexican or Russian icon, starts a song which I hope to facilitate with feminists from all Waves – and beyond. When opened, the sextet interior space features an homage to the Guerrilla Girls, one to The Blazing World character, Harriet Burden, by Minnesota author Siri Hustvedt, and finally, one arresting example from Minneapolis Third Wave feminist Kate Renee. Please contact me to join the conversation.

Bridges, B. Three Waves-Main-open



Bridges, B. Three Waves Main Open 2015, Mixed Media

36” W X 18” H X 4” D View of Blazing, Guerrilla Girls and Kate Renee tributes



Bridges, B. Three Waves Detail 1




Bridges, B. Three Waves Detail 1, Mixed Media

8” W X 5” H Skulls and frame



Bridges, B. Three Waves Detail 2





Bridges, B. Three Waves Detail 2, Mixed Media
8” W X 5” H Harriet Burden mask with lift directive



Bridges, B. Three Waves Detail 3




Bridges, B. Three Waves Detail 3, Mixed Media
8” W X 3” H Antique beads and framing