Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Kathleen Madigan

A Woman's Work

A Woman

Kathleen Madigan. A Woman's Work, 2007.

Description:
Inspired by a lament from Aunt Jane in Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall (1907) that the discouraging thing about a woman's work is that it "perishes with the usin,'" this piece is an ode to the unsung work of a mother: the driving, the laundry, the cooking, cleaning, and fixing. Sewn on dyed cotton bought in Ghana, Africa.

Medium:
Mixed Media

Tags:
dish, dish drainer, hubcap, laundry, Aunt Jane of Kentucky, Kentucky, fabric, quilt, work, ode, perish, Africa, Ghana, cotton

Images
Let Me Show You The DoorThe WifeA WomanCrazymakingAnkhObjectify Me!Cover Up

Location
Nashville, TN
USA

Contact
kathleen.madigan@yahoo.com

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