ANONYMOUS WOMAN//

DOROTHY or "DOT"

This mixed media artwork is a portrait of a woman cabbie from the 1940s. I worked with acrylic paint to portray the woman. For the background, I researched vintage wallpaper designs from the time and hand-embroidered the design.

I used 23k gold leaf to create stripes reminiscent of 1940's fabric designs.

I chose actual gold leaf as a way to literally speak of her value and worth. It’s a means to honor her and speak to the irony of being documented by a photographer but not worthy enough of documenting her name.

My embroidery is another way to give her time and honor her memory. I consciously choose traditionally decorative or “female” materials as another means to celebrate this unknown, unsung woman whom I have named Dorothy, or "Dot" for short.

 

AUDIO GUIDE

Listen to Carrie as she talks about creating and honoring Dot.

ARTWORK DETAILS

MATERIALS

Acrylic, 23 k gold leaf and cotton embroidery floss on cotton canvas

FRAME & DIMENSIONS
PACKAGING & SHIPPING

INVESTMENT: $1800

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