Let's recognize, appreciate and honor essential workers during the pandemic. Not only are healthcare workers, grocery workers, and teachers important during an epidemic, but they make our communities function everyday. We adore and light a candle in their honor. Homage. Acrylics on canvas, gilded wood, electronic votive candles in holders, fake apple, pencils, fake vaccination card, empty vaccination vials, hypodermic needles, cleaner. 34"H x 85"W
Homage - Healthcare worker close-up
Acrylics on canvas, gilded wood, electronic votive candle and holder, fake vaccination card, empty vaccine vials, hypodermic needles. 34"H x 25"W
Homage - Teacher - close-up
Acrylics on canvas, gilded wood, electronic votive candle and holder, fake apple, pencils. 34"H x 25"W
Homage - Grocery worker - close-up
Acrylics on canvas, gilded wood, electronic votive candle and holder, surface cleaner. 34"H x 25"W
Honor the BeautyMakers
Since ancient times the "beauty makers" have made women feel good. There are skills, trends and products to enhance "beauty." This diptych is an Homage to the BeautyMakers. Let's recognize these talented people, essential for our well-being. Light a candle and join me in honoring them. Each is 24"W x 30"H. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. Custom wood frames with assorted objects. available.
Dreaming of the WASP
Inspired by the WASP of WWII, the 1.000+ courageous women pilots who served in the Army Air Corp. (Yes, women pilots flew planes.) At the end of WWII, the WASP were disbanded and these remarkable women hung up their parachutes and went home. In 1977, the WASPs were finally granted the veteran status they had been promised. In 2010, they were given the Congressional Gold Medal. Inspirational women! "WASP"=Women Airforce Service Pilots. Acrylics on dyed canvas. 30"Hx24"W. available.
Women in Men's Jobs - 1942
During WWII women did essential jobs like this machinist is doing to keep factories running. When the war was over, the women went home and the men got the jobs (with a higher pay.) This machinist sports an ERA button. The Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in 1923 and has yet to be ratified to make it an amendment. I hope it is ratified in my lifetime. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas; framed with a coordinating metal frame. 30"H x 28"W.
"Switchboard" was inspired by a 1960 photo. At that time, switchboard operators who manually connected the calls by electric wires completed phone calls. Today, mobile phones make and receive calls by radio frequency. Since 1983, virtually 100% of the global population are reached by mobile phones. My, how communications have changed! Acrylics on a procion-dyed canvas; framed with a metal frame. 24"H x 30"W
Eliza said,“I knew he would be acquitted. I knew it!"
Eliza said,“I knew he would be acquitted. I knew it!" This painting was a part of the First Ladies project. It is of Eliza McArdle Johnson, wife of Andrew Johnson, #14 President of the USA. Married at 16 to the love of her life, Andrew Johnson, Eliza taught him how to do math. She owned enslaved people, liked her scrapbooks and had tuberculosis. Also, there was that impeachment problem… 12" x 12". Acrylics and collaged elements on procion-dyed canvas.
Top edge of the Eliza painting
Left edge of the Eliza painting
My Heroines: the WASP of WWII
Acrylics on dyed canvas. The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII, the 1,000+ women pilots who flew planes in the Army Air Corp, inspired “My Heroines.” The WASP program was a huge success. At the end of WWII, the WASP were disbanded, and these remarkable women hung up their parachutes and went home. In 1977, the WASP were finally granted the veteran status they had been promised. In 2010, the WASPs were given the Congressional Gold Medal. Inspirational women! 18"H x 20"W. sold