I always grew up with the fear that if I was acting too “girly” no one would take me seriously. I believe this fear stems from social constructs of what it means to be of the female gender. I would also say it partly has to do with growing up around boys, who always seem to be trying to prove themselves to each other. This project explores that connection to femininity and strength. What makes something feminine? What makes something strong? As I got older I realized that being feminine doesn’t make you weak. It can bring out a whole new confidence and strength that is more powerful than putting on a persona. By looking closer at sculptures of women you start to see the tiny feminine details but they are made from such strong marble. Though made from marble they are delicate. They were meant to be seen as beautiful, made during a time when woman were highly judged on their beauty. I have juxtaposed these pieces with that of a modern woman posed in similar ways to the statues. As well as beams of light, that cut through the surface they are on but are delicate and bright. By doing this I am hoping to bring up the discussion of what is considered strong and what is considered feminine: and hopefully merging those ideas into one.