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War & Peace (Handiwork)

War & Peace (Handiwork)


The War & Peace series highlights the difference between the perception of the intelligence and ability of women in the early 1940s (when the US government sought to recruit them in the war effort) and the postwar years (when women were expected to return to domestic duties).  


Inspired by a World War II recruiting poster, War & Peace (Handiwork) juxtaposes the various jobs and tools entrusted to women during the war years with the limited range of jobs and tools women were expected to use once the war ended.   


Mixed media — green garnet, calcite, Murano glass, freshwater pearls, magnetic necklace clasps, dollhouse miniatures, art board, paper, gimp, fabric, World War II poster in the public domain from the National Archives and Records Administration, custom wood frame with museum glass


Custom framed with museum glass in a sophisticated deep wooden frame in collaboration with Chevy Chase Art Gallery, Washington, DC.


Frame color:  Black

Size (in inches) 20 x 25 

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