Close-ups (women)

The women in my artwork are usually busy doing something. They’re harvesting, teaching, doing handwork, cooking, washing and talking, etc. I use arm gestures to bring my figures to life in an otherwise static medium. And I like the keyhole shape that a woman in a skirt makes.

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detail from “Picking Peas” fabric relief 1986

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detail from “Mary Had a Little Lamb” book published in 1995

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detail from “Mary Had a Little Lamb” book published in 1995

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detail from “The Storyteller” fabric relief 1995

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detail from “In the Heart” book published in 2001

The mother in the kitchen is from my book, In the Heart and the last 2 close-ups are from my book, Pocketful of Posies.

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5 thoughts on “Close-ups (women)

  1. I love seeing the close-ups. Thanks for sharing. Add glasses and the story teller could almost be a portrait of me as I tell stories in my Spanish classes.

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