Kathryn Polk's daily posts as a practicing artist.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
It's a wonder women were motivated at all to change the world in the 1950s and 60s, when feminine undergarments were some of the most elaborate things in their lives. I remember the importance of the petticoat in the 1960s. Some of you don't remember those times because it was so long ago. But in my household women were not encouraged to be good at Math or Science. There was on emphasis on majoring in home economics (sewing, cooking and other domestic activities). I remember sleeping in tight rollers with plastic spikes and wanting the most generous half slips I could find. I never knew that this would factor into my art but more and more I look back on that time. What was my brain thinking!!!!