Hilary Jack, 2020 (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Neon, edition 1/2, 8 by 9 meters
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life and the procedure. The process is its own reward.”
This neon piece from British artist Hilary Jack explores the politics of place, physical boundaries and personal freedoms. It was originally commissioned for an exhibition of outdoor artworks in the Borders Sculpture Park in Scotland. Alnoba’s piece is a second edition of the Scottish installation.
The phrase is borrowed from Amelia Earhart, the American pioneer aviator and feminist icon. She was one of only ten women to hold a pilot’s license in 1932 and was the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic.