Saturday, March 27, 2010
"Tuesday is Ironing Day"
This is a pencil draft of a new print I am working on based on a painting by Giotto's "Madonna and Child".
A little girl's "domestication" in the 60s. She played with a toy iron, bride doll and a miniature kitchen appliance set and her brothers built with erector sets and toy cap pistols. She was taught to cook, do laundry, sew her clothes and keep a clean house. Meanwhile her brothers were out playing team sports, building go carts and going overnight camping.
Did you ever wonder why they didn't have boy's underwear with the day of the week on it?
Not bitter, just reflective. Food for thought (Oh yes, I think baking day was Saturday)