Portfolio > 2011

textile artwork, mixed media,vintage leather gloves with tattoo designs, fine art, outsider art, folk art
acrylic on vintage gloves
2013
vintage leather gloves hand painted with traditional tattoo images, folk art, outsider art, burlesque, weird, sexy, fashion
acrylic on vintage gloves
2013
textile artwork, mixed media,vintage leather gloves with tattoo designs, fine art, outsider art, folk art
ink and acrylic on vintage gloves, steel and wood frame
12.5"x17"
2011
textile artwork, mixed media,vintage leather gloves with tattoo designs, fine art, outsider art, folk art
Acrylic on vintage gloves
2013
textile artwork, mixed media,vintage leather gloves with tattoo designs, fine art, outsider art, folk art
acrylic on vintage gloves
2013
textile artwork, mixed media,vintage leather gloves with tattoo designs, fine art, outsider art, folk art
acrylic on vintage gloves wood and steel frame wood and steel frame
13"x18"
2010
satanic goat head in pentagram, tattoo flash,satan head,daggers,garlands and banners
acrylic on vintage gloves
12"x10"
2012
vintage leather gloves with  pin up traditional tattoo inspired images, mothering, birth, love,
acrylic and ink on vintage gloves, wood and steel frame
10.5"x13"
2010
tattoo on vintage gloves with anchor, clippership, and sailor motif
acrylic and ink on vintage gloves, includes custom frame
12.5"x17"
2011
traditional tattoo designs of mermaids on vintage gloves
ink and acrylic on vintage gloves, wood and steel frames
13"x23"
2011
vintage leather gloves with traditional  pinup tattoos
acrylic and ink on vintage gloves, wood and steel frame
13"x18"
2010
Traditional biker style tattoos on vintage gloves
acrylic and ink on vintage gloves, wood and steel frame
13"x25"
2010
traditional tattoo designs on vintage leather gloves with a dancing girls, burlesque, pinup,
acrylic and ink on vintage gloves, steel and wood frame
13"x23"
2011
tattoo on vintage gloves with cowgirl, american eagle and indian skull girl
acrylic and ink on vintage gloves, wood and steel frame
13"x18"
2011
traditional tattoo designs on vintage leather gloves with sailor motifs
ink on vintage gloves, wood and steel frames
13"x18"
2011
Traditional tattoo design of pinups on vintage gloves burlesque vintage style
Ink and acrylic on vintage gloves, wood and steel frame
13"x25"
2010

"Ballad of the Tattooed Lady" Firecat Gallery Chicago IL 2011

This series of work is titled “Ballad of the Tattooed Lady” and was originally shown as a solo show in Chicago 2011 at Firecat Gallery. This is literally a body of work, where each pair of gloves becomes a metaphor for a feminine body and each is decorated with unique tattoo narrative. I enjoy how the gloves and tattoos contrast each other in their cultural connotations. Ladies gloves being a high form of privilege fashion while tattoos historically has been a rough, low class and masculine form of bodily expression. This tension calls into question the cultural constructs of masculine and feminine bodies and how images in the tattoo vocabulary enforce those forms.

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