Holding Mrs. Csirke, Hoping She Lives a Long, Happy Life
Holding Mrs. Csirke, Hoping She Lives a Long, Happy Life

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Holding Mrs. Csirke, Hoping She Lives a Long, Happy Life
Holding Mrs. Csirke, Hoping She Lives a Long, Happy Life

Media: Gifted jean fabric from my May residency @azule.arts (NC), my hair, ash tree limb from our yard, white rope found on the street, burlap, found feathers, avocado skin dye, coffee stain, polymer clay (baked) for buttons, animal print fabric fr a garage sale, fluffy scarf fr thrift store, wire, thread, red acrylic paint Dimensions: 24" X28" Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase

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Holding Mrs. Csirke, Hoping She Lives a Long, Happy Life
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I Took Care of Mrs. Csirke
I Took Care of Mrs. Csirke

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I Took Care of Mrs. Csirke
I Took Care of Mrs. Csirke

Media: Photographs taken during my residency at Art Farm, Marquette, Nebraska, when Mrs. Csirke was one week to three weeks old Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase

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I Took Care of Mrs. Csirke
I Took Care of Mrs. Csirke

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 I Took Care of
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Mrs. Csirke's Birth Entails But Two Paths
Mrs. Csirke's Birth Entails But Two Paths

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Mrs. Csirke's Birth Entails But Two Paths
Mrs. Csirke's Birth Entails But Two Paths

Media: Media: Burlap, rusting process, acrylic paint, found objects (old frame and wooden wings). Mrs. Csirke can either be a McNugget or a reproducer. Actually, she has no choice. A cross in the background alludes to a distortion of a Judeo-Christian belief about human dominion over the natural world. Dimensions: 16" height (with strings hanging down), 22" width Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase

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Mrs. Csirke Dreams in Vane
Mrs. Csirke Dreams in Vane

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Mrs. Csirke Dreams in Vane
Mrs. Csirke Dreams in Vane

Everyone knows hens aren't cut out to be weather vanes .... Media: Fabric, found objects (metal, string, old frame, plastic), polymer clay (baked) Dimensions: 10.5" height, 8.5" width Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase

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Mrs. Csirke Dreams in Vane
Mrs. Csirke Dreams in Vane

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Mrs. Csirke
Dreams in Vane

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Mrs. Csirke Eyes an Escape Route Cleaning the Coop
Mrs. Csirke Eyes an Escape Route Cleaning the Coop

Media: scrap fabric and rope, polyester batting, scrap bamboo, my hair, feathers w onion skin dye, thread: fabric, embroidery, wax. Acrylic paint for dowel. Coffee to dye rope and fabric. (In this tapestry, Mrs. Hen is reading a map so she can escape her plight of reproduction/the meat industry.) Dimensions: 38" width, 50" height Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase

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 Mrs. Csirke Eyes an Escape Route
Mrs. Csirke Learns to Read & Write While Encaged
Mrs. Csirke Learns to Read & Write While Encaged

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Mrs. Csirke Learns to Read & Write While Encaged
Mrs. Csirke Learns to Read & Write While Encaged

Media: Fabric, natural dye, Posca markers, found objects (ABC frame, rusted metal wire, string), glass for frame Dimensions: 11.75" height, 8.25 width Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase

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Mrs. Csirke Learns to Read & Write While Encaged
Mrs. Csirke Learns to Read & Write While Encaged

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Mrs. Csirke Gives Birth to Them While Cleaning the Coop
Mrs. Csirke Gives Birth to Them While Cleaning the Coop

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Mrs. Csirke Gives Birth to Them While Cleaning the Coop
Mrs. Csirke Gives Birth to Them While Cleaning the Coop

Media: Baby sleeper from thrift store, found objects, Dominique hen feather (bird unharmed), polymer clay (baked), found object (old frame), shells, moss, twigs, and pods from taking walks Dimensions: 10" height, 8" width Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase

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Mrs. Csirke Gives Birth to Them While Cleaning the Coop
Mrs. Csirke Gives Birth to Them While Cleaning the Coop

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Mrs. Csirke: Nothin' Says Lovin' Like Something in the Oven
Mrs. Csirke: Nothin' Says Lovin' Like Something in the Oven

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Mrs. Csirke: Nothin' Says Lovin' Like Something in the Oven
Mrs. Csirke: Nothin' Says Lovin' Like Something in the Oven

Media: Media: papier-mâché (with chicken wire armature), fabric negligee, found objects (toaster oven, moldy bread), acrylic paint, clear acrylic spray paint. Dimensions: 63" height, 28" width, 22" depth (This sculpture with a working oven indicates societal roles for many women: harlot or wholesome homemaker. In my Mrs. Csirke series, I connect reproduction, animals, the meat industry, and gender, based on my experiences in the rural Midwest. Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase

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Mrs. Csirke: Nothin' Says Lovin' Like Something in the Oven
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Mrs. Csirke Helps Her Feathered Friends Escape
Mrs. Csirke Helps Her Feathered Friends Escape

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Mrs. Csirke Helps Her Feathered Friends Escape
Mrs. Csirke Helps Her Feathered Friends Escape

Media: handmade paper from recycled paper, banana plants, pond algae, palm fronds, and papaya leaf stems, Eupatorium/blue mist and Turk’s Cap seeds (native to the Rio Grande Valley, where I live), turmeric dye, avocado skin dye, parsley dye, coffee dye, wood glue and saw dust (for middle paper), scrap metal from Art Farm residency (Marquette, NE), thread, yarn, old picture frame and wood found in Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase.

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Mrs. Csirke Helps Her Feathered Friends Escape
Mrs. Csirke Helps Her Feathered Friends Escape

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Mrs. Csirke Helps Her Feathered Friends Escape

Mrs Csirke Meets the Chicken Sandwich
Mrs Csirke Meets the Chicken Sandwich

Media: My mom's old jean dress, wood from a walk in Indiana, my hair, antique lace, plastic net from a wine bottle; onion skin & avocado skin dye, coffee stain; feathers, wax and fabric thread, posca marker. Dimensions: 29" x 29" Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase.

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Mrs. Csirke Learns to Read & Write While Encaged
Mrs. Csirke Learns to Read & Write While Encaged

Media: Fabric, natural dye, Posca markers, found objects (ABC frame, rusted metal wire, string), glass for frame Dimensions: 11.75" height, 8.25 width Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase

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Mrs Csirke Meets the Chicken Sandwich
Mrs Csirke Meets the Chicken Sandwich

Media: My mom's old jean dress, wood from a walk in Indiana, my hair, antique lace, plastic net from a wine bottle; onion skin & avocado skin dye, coffee stain; feathers, wax and fabric thread, posca marker. Dimensions: 29" x 29" Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase.

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 Mrs. Csirke Meets the Chicken Sandwich
Mrs. Csirke Says No
Mrs. Csirke Says No

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Mrs. Csirke Says No
Mrs. Csirke Says No

(This is in protest of the Rowe v. Wade reversal by SCOTUS. Mrs. Chicken is protecting her diamond.) Media: Handmade banana plant paper, algae paper: algae fr. our 13’ x 20’ pond, parts of palm frond, white vinegar, avocado skin dye, turmeric dye, coffee stain, burlap, painted wood from my sister. Dimensions: 17.5" x 31" Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase

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Mrs. Csirke Says No
Mrs. Csirke Says No

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Mrs. Csirke Says No
Mrs. Csirke, Très Jolie
Mrs. Csirke, Très Jolie

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Mrs. Csirke, Très Jolie
Mrs. Csirke, Très Jolie

Media: earthenware (cone 04), copper oxide stain, underglaze, glaze, found object (serving tray from our kitchen), white feathers, feathers from Dominique chicken (unharmed) Dimensions: 16.25" height, 12.25" width, 2" depth Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase

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Mrs. Csirke, Très Jolie
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Très Jolie
Pet Mrs. Csirke
Pet Mrs. Csirke

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Pet Mrs. Csirke
Pet Mrs. Csirke

Media: My mom's stripped jean dress, checked fabric from thrift store, gesso, acrylic paint, old rope and bamboo and wooden dowels from our garage, my hair (in tassel), polyester batting, thread, polymer clay (baked), wire, Posca marker Dimensions: 26" height, 28" width I wanted to give an effect of an ancient Greek sculpture, combined with wholesomeness, fast food, and sexuality. The drumsticks on each dowel have human breasts and bikini bottoms. Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase

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Pet Mrs. Csirke
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When Dusting, Mrs. Csirke Considers Feathers' Source- close up
When Dusting, Mrs. Csirke Considers Feathers' Source- close up

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When Dusting, Mrs. Csirke Considers Feathers' Source
When Dusting, Mrs. Csirke Considers Feathers' Source

Media: Fabric, rusting process, yarn, polymer clay (baked), acrylic paint, feathers (Dominique hen, unharmed), found object (frame), homemade batting from rags, rocks, wood, metal scraps Dimensions: 8.5" height, 6" width, 1.5" depth Completed: 2022 Contact me for purchase

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When Dusting, Mrs. Csirke Considers Feathers' Source- close up
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