Portfolio > "Ballad of the Tattooed Lady" Firecat Gallery Chicago IL 2011 (Click image to see full gallery)

traditional tattoo designs on vintage leather gloves with a dancing girls
"Slut Doll"
acrylic and ink on vintage gloves, steel and wood frame

The gloves I use in my work were constructed from the 1900s-1960s. Gloves from this era were still an item that was worn by women to weddings, funerals and formal dances as a symbol of good breeding, chastity and humility. When wearing gloves, objects are not touched, there is a barrier to experience. The tattoo in contrast is a symbol of ultimate freedom and power and an acknowledgment of the flesh and all its desires. A symbol of singularity and rebellion. Together these two elements combine to express uniquely feminine modern narratives.

These gloves are all vintage, each unique and often showing signs of wear. I do not sell them as wearable fashion items but paintings that are on gloves. They hang on the wall via magnets and steel inserts or custom made shadow box frames. For prices and availability please contact Packer Schopf Gallery: Packergallery.com