these are the final 14 pieces in my "a week in 1953" series. these embroidery and fabric panels are an imaginative journey of a 1950's housewife. her name is marge. she is in her 40's. she has no children and she is always coiffed, manicured and impeccably dressed. i wanted to create a duplicate image that transcends the "cuteness" of embroidery. a smokin' hand was the result. its in these panels that i represent the 1950's lifestyle, habits, wallpaper, color, and everyday objects within this one fictitious week.
there are 7 large pieces, (the smokin' hands) measuring 8" x 12" and 7 small companion pieces, measuring 7" x 11". they are stretched over wooden frames and are ready for hanging.
detail of from sunday's pot roast dinner
detail of martini glass
detail of two of diamonds
detail of dining room chair
detail of coat check ticket (my favorite, shhhhh)
detail of cup
detail of scissor
detail of lipstick and handkerchief
detail of wrapped and stretched fabric over wooden frame