Exclusions based on gender are generally seen to be a thing of the past, yet there are still sectors within South African society, such as manual labour in the construction industry, where women are rarely seen.
This abstract piece therefore aims to question why the construction industry maintains this gender divide.
The artist makes use of materials that reference the construction industry, namely, steel and concrete, as a means of highlighting this issue.
Furthermore, the hourglass shape of the piece references a woman. However, it is only once the viewer has interacted with this process piece that you might notice the steel structure within the concrete that is slowly being exposed.
A tray containing a mixture of salt water and vinegar drips onto the concrete, slowly causing the concrete to disintegrate and the steel to rust.
Inside the concrete is a welded steel cube made from rebar used in the construction of buildings.
The artist comments on the inner strength that women bring in addition to the strength of men, just as the steel gives the concrete further strength.