Personal Protection - CODAworx

Personal Protection

Client: Sonoma State University

Location: Rohnert Park, CA, United States

Completion date: 2012

Project Team


Catherine Daley

Gallery Manager

Carla Stone

Sonoma State University Gallery


Plexiglass and photography balance femininity against institutional misogyny and cultural abuse. The figure wears PPE and a tool belt as protection against the toxic climate, both environmental and social. The mixed media artwork is suspended allowing for limited movement, a metaphor for the current state of women’s rights.


The artwork was designed to allow maximum flexibility with the hanging mechanism.


Selecting the exact placement was critical and required the university gallery bring in a scissors lift to install the hanging mechanism to the ceiling.