Rigidized® Metals Corporation Brings Powerful Message to Life

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As NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) is about to kick off their 24th annual WIC Week™, or Women in Construction Week™, today’s Magnificent Metal Monday features a new art installation representing and honoring the strength and power of women and girls in the Buffalo, New York region. Titled “Do Not Mistake our Softness for Weakness,” the project is comprised of 6 unique structure created by local artist Shasti O’Leary-Soudant and fabricated by Rigidized® Metals. The vividly colored structures were created by using Rigidized® Metals’ pattern 60LTH and powder coated in a variety of colors. It is located just outside the Burchfield Penney Art Center (BPAC) at SUNY Buffalo State and commemorates the centennial of the art center.

The artist, O’Leary-Soudant, describes the piece, “The six revolving elements represent a faceted avatar, evoking the different stations of feminine power, progression, and metamorphosis: From youth to old age, naivety to wisdom, timidity to courage, obedience to defiance, stoicism to exuberance.”

Similar, NAWIC designed WIC Week™ to celebrate women in the construction industry and to elevate the awareness of the opportunities and wide range of roles women can hold in the industry. Follow tomorrow’s blog post to learn how your company can participate in WIC Week to show support for your women employees.

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