6956 goddess figures, cut from cochineal dyed silk and layered in threes, represent the average number of Native American women sexually assaulted each year. Native women are three times more likely to be assaulted than other women in the US. The trio clusters, resembling feathers, attach to the cloak in a metaphorical mantle of empowerment and protection.
Luzene Hill (Eastern Band Cherokee) is a multi-media artist, best known for conceptual installations addressing the issue of violence against women. Her work reflects interdisciplinary scholarship in visual art, women's studies, Native American culture - topics that are integral to her background and personal journey.