ANONYMOUS WOMAN//

HELEN

This mixed media artwork is a portrait of a woman cabbie from the 1940s. I worked with acrylic paint to portray the woman. In the background, I referenced fabric patterns from the era with a gold leaf stripe.

I also 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.

I worked with traditionally decorative or “female” materials as another means to celebrate this unknown, unsung woman.

 

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ARTWORK DETAILS

MATERIALS

Acrylic, 23 k gold leaf on cotton canvas

FRAME & DIMENSIONS
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INVESTMENT: $3500

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