Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Artist – Joanne Masding

Design Description

Mao Zedong famously proclaimed “Women Hold Up Half the Sky”. This phrase has since been adopted by women’s liberation movements as a call to make the work of women visible and for equality for all genders. The phrase also references the sky, a place of boundless exploration and aviation; terms and industries that are still predominantly male.

The phrase, painted as if on mirrored banners on the moth’s wings, celebrates gender equality, and the incredible achievement of a woman who undertook a daring voyage in an arena that is still dominated by men.

Artist Statement

Joanne Masding is an artist based in Birmingham.