Material: Steel.

Series of four,
each 1' x 1'x 6'

Photos: Doug Laxdal

'Alternative Tools', emerged from a body of work that explored the concept of creating a female-based technology.

Based on the premise that women weren't participating in technological realms because they needed their own set of 'power tools'; I created a series of hypothetical 'social tools' to enable the user to express their own range of social and sexual power and construct a more habitable and creative social space.

Later, I realised that these tools should be created for everyone. The resulting steel sculptures (some with moving parts), don't have prescribed usage but can potentially be used as projection devices to imagine new physical and social environments.