“Ladies of Levity” (2:24 mins) © Helen Davey
(for 6 (female) voices)
Ladies Who Lunch © Indigene Theresa Gaskin.
8” x 8” x 1.5” mixed media
Indigene Theresa Gaskin
“Ladies Who Lunch”
This art was inspired by my childhood memories of my grandmother. It was created from two vintage photographs, I imagined my grandmother in Springtime colors, and going out with her lady friends for lunch. These ladies who lunched during her time, would not have been welcome everywhere, but didn’t allow that to stop them from having fun!
This piece started out with layers of acrylic paint, vintage papers, 1950s menu, vintage handbag charm, plastic/paper stickers, old photographs, inks, button, cardboard letters, metal and vintage scrabble wood letters, on an 8” x 8” x 1.5” gallery-wrapped canvas. Text, symbols and images float above and below the surface. There are many small details to discover in this piece!
I find Indigene’s artwork refreshing and loved that most of her work reflects many facets of women’s lives.
This piece is pure fun – but I was moved by the story behind it (you can read a little more here), so I chose a blues feel to structure my response. I enjoyed delving into the girly energy – in fact, I almost wrote a piece about handbags and coulourful shoes – but setttled for a comment about buttons instead. (I do so love buttons!).
Hope you’ve enjoyed the art and music this week. Thank you for hanging out with me and sharing my project with people you know. I appreciate all of your comments and emails.
Happy handbag grooves, gals 🙂