If women aren’t perceived to be within the structure of power, isn’t it power itself we need to redefine? –Mary Beard, Women & Power, A Manifesto
Leda Black is a word and digital artist. The project she is working on mostly now (2021) is called the Female Power Project (established 2015). Physically, it is a collection of series including prints, ephemera, wearables, and sculptural objects. Phenomenologically, it is a commerce-based situation for developing and delivering messages, with the goal of expanding our understanding of power.
Leda Black lives and works in the Washington DC area where she regularly sets up her tent in marketplaces to engage with the public through commerce. Her schedule is weather dependent and she usually posts it at facebook.com/BlackLab. You can contact the artist at Creatrix@FemalePowerProject.com and follow her at @LedaBlackArtist and @The FemalePowerProject and see her blog posts & portfolio at LedaBlack.com or order a selection of works online at FemalePowerProject.com
Below are some designs from the perSISTERS series. Each print is published along with an essay that includes biographical information about the woman depicted and design notes.
FEARLESS shawl for Harriet Tubman
Photo copyright by Suzanne Kulperger Photography