Collaborative assemblage by Lorma Williams Freestone and Thea Grigsby
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A Woman’s Place mixed media, oil on board, gold leaf 32.5”h x 21”w $2,000
This work honors the women of science who are often overlooked. Their discoveries have been credited to the men they either assisted or with whom they collaborated, or were simply lost to history.
Women Represented: Hypatia of Alexandria (born c. 350–370; died 415 AD), was and educator, mathematician, astronomer, inventor of the Astrolab.
Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (born 1815, died 1852). “Ada Lovelace”— is often considered to be the first computer programmer.
Rosalind Franklin (born 1920, died 1958), was a British chemist, known for her early use of X-ray diffraction. One of her photographs led to major discoveries involving DNA structure, though other scientists took credit for it.
Katherine Johnson (born 1918), NASA mathematician, trailblazer in the quest for racial equality, contributor to our nation’s first triumphs in human spaceflight and champion of STEM education.
Margaret Hamilton (born 1936), took humanity to the moon. In 1969, the Apollo 11 landed safely on the moon because of the on-board flight software that Margaret wrote.
Katie Bouman (born 1990), led the development of an algorithm for imaging black holes, known as Continuous High-resolution Image Reconstruction using Patch priors (CHIRP), and was a member of the Event Horizon Telescope team that captured the first image of a black hole.