PORTFOLIO > Murder Ballads: 2013- gloves and works on paper

murder ballad inspired gloves with lyrics and traditional tattoo imagery
acrylic and wax on gloves
Tattoo flash inspired by traditional tattoo imagery focusing on femininity, mothering and murder ballads.
acrylic on gloves
approx 15x23
hand painted vintage leather gloves
mixed media and thread on vintage gloves
vintage folk art inspired collage with polaroids paper leather and wax murder ballads
mixed media and wax on paper

"Murder Ballads" 2014 at Packer Schopf Gallery Chicago

Murder Ballads are a folk song sub genre that trace their roots back to old English and Irish folk tunes. Sing-Song melodies swirl around lyrics that describe murder and betrayal. This contrast of sweet and brutal, gruesome and beautiful is what drew me to the music and inspired these pieces.