Warrior Women Torso Project

Center for Contemporary Art | Santa Fe, NM

The Project and the Sculptor

“Sharon Bartel Clements has embarked on a courageous path and through it she, too, has become a warrior… Every torso has a story — testaments to the courage and insurmountable strengths of each woman. These stories resonate with all who read them…The Center for  Contemporary Arts is pleased to present this compelling and engaging exhibition.”

Stuart A. Ashman
Executive Director & Chief Curator,
Center for Contemporary Arts, Sante Fe

Photo courtesy of Leslie Burnside

Warrior Women Torso Project is dedicated to your strength, resiliency, and persistence. You beautiful women in my torso project not only bared your souls but also were willing to share your physical selves with a public audience.
— Sharon Bartel Clements

Torso 1

“I Am Woman.”

This woman warrior was born on Halloween Day. My lovely Mother jokingly said that I was brought by the witches instead of a stork. What a wonderful start! I will begin and end with my favorite song, “I Am Woman” by Helen Reddy:

“I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an’ pretend
Cause I’ve heard it all before
And I’ve been down there on the floor
No one’s ever gonna keep me down again
Oh yes, I am wise

But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong
(Strong)
I am invincible
(Invincible)
I am woman…”