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ANONYMOUS WOMAN

I was looking through images on the US National Archives for inspiration when I came across a group of photographs documenting women in the 1940s who started to work while men were off at war. I was caught off guard when I noted these women were worthy of being photographed and labeled by their profession (most of which were cabbies), but not a single one included their names.

It felt right to spend time painting these women and then using traditionally “female” or decorative materials like embroidery and gold leaf in a way to spend time with them and honor their memory. As I began painting, I realized I would also name each woman as another means of honoring their memory and influence in the lives we live today. It is a series I’ve begun entitled Anonymous Woman.

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Listen to Carrie as she describes her influences behind Anonymous Woman and the power of story telling though art.

mixed media portrait, fiber art, stories of women, art by carrie brummer

RUTH

art by carrie brummer, drawing portraits, woman portrait

NAME TBA STUDY

art by carrie brummer, drawing portraits, woman portrait

NAME TBA STUDY

art by carrie brummer, drawing portraits, woman portrait

RUTH STUDY

art by carrie brummer, drawing portraits, woman portrait

NAME TBA STUDY

art by carrie brummer, drawing portraits, woman portrait

NAME TBA STUDY

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