Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing
by Two Girls Working: Tiffany Ludwig and Renee Piechocki
Trappings  Project Overview

For six years, artists Tiffany Ludwig and Renee Piechocki have interviewed over 500 women from across the United States asking them to respond to the question: what do you wear that makes you feel powerful? This question is the heart of their project Trappings.

Interview Session Still from Chapel Hill, NC

Trappings is a project with multiple parts:

  • interview sessions where women are invited to respond to the question, what do you wear that makes you feel powerful
  • exhibitions with audio, print, and video components
  • a public archive of women's portriats and interviews
  • the book Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing
  • a feature length documentary, to be completed in 2008

  • Author Information

    Tiffany Ludwig is an artist and media consultant. She received her BFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and currently lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Renee Piechocki is an artist and public art consultant. She received her BA from Hunter College of the City University of New York and currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Trappings Overview

    Author Information

    Recent Project Events

    Trappings Interview Locations Map

    Trappings Project Website

    Interview Session Still from Oxford, MS
















    Select Recent Project Events

    Midwife Center Trappings Installation, Pittsburgh , PA. Fall 2007. With funding from The Heinz Endowments.

    International Symposium on the Arts in Society, New York University. February 2007. Two Girls Working lead a workshop presentation: Engaging New Audiences in Art and Feminist Dialogue.

    PHOTOGRAPHY Quarterly #94. Artist Project. March 2007. The Center for Photography at Woodstock published a Two Girls Working centerfold portfolio.

    Robert A. Peck Gallery, Central Wyoming College, Solo Exhibition. October 2006. This exhibition is funded in party by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts.

    Regina Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Solo Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA. July 2006. Launch of the national, traveling exhibition. Funded by The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.

    Video Installation at Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Melllon University

    American's for the Arts' Public Art Network, 2006. Year In Review. June 2006 Inclusion in a collection of the most innovative public art projects commissioned in the United States in 2005-2006.

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    Sixty-nine Trappings interview sessions have taken place in fifteen states: New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Washington, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Michigan, Montana, Missouri, Alaska, and New Mexico.