Shopkeeper's Apron, Four colour lithographs on kozo paper, assorted papers including currency and thread, 100 x 44 cm.
I believe her work deserves to be in galleries so I sorted hundreds of her travel slides according to themes from sacred structures to street scenes. I hand-printed her photographic images, then using the full-length, bibbed "Grandma Apron" as the template, sewed them into uniforms my grandmother could have proudly worn. Why aprons? Aprons are still among the most recognizable icons of women's lives, symbolizing not only home and motherhood, but our profound social ambivalence about our expectations of mothers to the degree that apron strings tie unwilling women to the home and restless children to binding relationships.