Terry Strickland, Home Maker, 24x24, The Incognito Project,
Book available at http://www.amazon.com/The-Incognito-Project-Paintings-Strickland/dp/1624072550
Model’s statement, excerpt from the book about the portrait series and exhibit:
Of the dress she wrote “It is strapless, so I may need a cardigan - we don’t want June Cleaver/Donna Reed looking like a ‘ho.”
About the party “…of course we are gonna party like rockstars or housewives, whatever we feel like!!!” ~Alison
Artist’s observations, excerpt from the book:
Alison is in every respect a beautiful and accomplished modern woman with a great sense of humor. She also loves dressing up, fabulous shoes and purses.
The creation of the concept of this painting was one of those times during the project when we were exploring a campy idea and found something poignant. Growing up Alison just took for granted that she would be a “mommy and wife”. It hasn’t happened yet so instead she has become a completely self-sufficient and fearless Queen of Home Repair.
In true Alison style she has shared a humorous way to deal with the unexpected course that life may sometimes take. She gives us a cheeky take on a nineteen-sixties‘s housewife, wearing a bridesmaid’s dress and a “bring it on” expression. ~Terry