This elegant limited-edition Goddess Figure candle by Judy Chicago is inspired by her iconic installation The Dinner Party, 1974, which incorporated symbols from early goddess-worshipping cultures. Chicago incorporated many symbols from these societies into the early plates on The Dinner Party table, crafting a series of tiny goddess images for the surface of the Fertile Goddess runner and also, for an edition of porcelain goddesses that were used for fund-raising purposes. The Goddess Figure candle celebrates the feminine divine and the recent reappearance of feminist consciousness and a resurgence in female activism. Created in a limited edition of 1500, this candle was made in Vietnam. Burn time: 100+ hours. Measures 10 x 3.5 x 4 in.
The de Young museum in San Francisco celebrates pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago with a retrospective spanning from the 1960s to the present. The exhibition includes around 150 works and related archival material that chart the boundary-pushing path of Chicago whose lifelong fight against the erasure of women's achievement and creativity have changed the course of history.