FINE ARTIST

Wilma Rudolph Throne of Impermanence. A Letter to my Future

2022

Taking inspiration from examples of great personal courage, Rudolph’s story is one of a child and adult who fought through physical barriers in pursuit of sporting ambitions.

Famous for her gold medal wins and record- breaking success in the 1960 Olympics, Rudolph’s early life was punctuated by her battle against polio-induced paralysis, requiring
a brace for much of her childhood.

All around her are opposing competitive elements in a biblical context, vying for one throne position, and the types of conflict that people are prepared to face in pursuit of ‘the goal’.

Her battle is in her achievement over her own disability, despite the shortcomings of financial success.