We are volcanoes features embroidered vintage photographs of unknown women. The artist has used red, maroon and orange threads to create invasive and explosive pools of volcanic matter. They are inspired by Ursula K Le. Guin’s writings on how women’s truths, rage and stories have been silenced and repressed throughout history.
“When women speak truly they speak subversively — they can’t help it: if you’re underneath, if you’re kept down, you break out, you subvert. We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains. That’s what I want – to hear you erupting.”
- Ursula K. Le. Guin, published in the essay collection Dancing At The Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places, 1989.