For centuries handkerchiefs have been imbued with meaning, status, sentimentality and function. Girls were taught to embroider handkerchiefs as part of their dowry. In the depression, it was one of the few items a woman could buy to update her look. Literature references how handkerchiefs were used by lovers to communicate. With so much history, a handkerchief is more than a mere scrap of fabric. This series is a work in progress adding my own twist to such a weighty object as I follow it's lead down separate paths.
The Bless Your Heart Series was made for the Arts and Science Council Community Supported Art Program. Fifty pieces were made in total.
The When It's Not Happily Ever After Wedding Handkerchief Series explores the power of words in domestic abuse.
The Hummel Series is a personal one reminding me of my German family and all the colorful sayings they love.
Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing one of these sculptures.
Prices range from $50 to $175.