Suffragettes' Stones

 

 

Stones Thrown  1908, Stone, Paper, Ink, Shellac  "At a mass rally in Hyde Park,  300,000 to 500,000 activists attend. The Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith does not respond. To get his attention, suffragettes smash windows in Downing Street, using stones with written pleas tied to them. Some protesters chain themselves to railings." - The Guardian

Stones Thrown

1908, Stone, Paper, Ink, Shellac

"At a mass rally in Hyde Park,  300,000 to 500,000 activists attend. The Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith does not respond. To get his attention, suffragettes smash windows in Downing Street, using stones with written pleas tied to them. Some protesters chain themselves to railings." -The Guardian

M. McDougall   2017, Stone, Paper, Ink, Shellac  From  The Suzy Daley Collection

M. McDougall

2017, Stone, Paper, Ink, Shellac

From The Suzy Daley Collection

 

Stones Not Thrown

The wish is for a modern rendition of this piece, with statements one would like to deliver via stone-throwing, but are collected instead as a gesture of restraint. For example: "Your hair is implausible and unflattering Mr. Trump." or "You would set this country back 100 years Mr. Trump. Fuck you."

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Installation view: San Francisco, California

Installation view: San Francisco, California

Figurehead:  Emmeline Pankhurst making an  open air speech   Credit: Getty Images

Figurehead: Emmeline Pankhurst making an open air speech

Credit: Getty Images