Our Lady of Perpetual Housework Copyright 2013 Elaine Luther

Our Lady of Perpetual Housework Copyright 2013 Elaine Luther

My sculpture, Our Lady of Perpetual Housework is on the road and has her own soundtrack now. She’s in a show at the Nave gallery curated by Karen Gutfreund and Sherri Cornett of Gutfreund Cornett Art.

Gutfreund Cornett Art’s motto is Changing the World through Art, so it’s appropriate that this show was about art paired with a protest song and each piece of art had a QR code that linked to the song that the artist selected to go with the piece.

Here’s a link to my song on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MI4RLeP0zWM

Here’s my statement on the piece:

For two years, my husband had a three hour commute, each way. Each way! I had to do all the housework for the first time. Sometimes I’d be in the basement, in front of the washing machine, with dirty laundry piled up to my knees, almost crying.
This piece, Our Lady of Perpetual Housework, is about how the housework never ends until you die. It’s both a cry for help and a protest. Mostly a protest.

There’s an exhibition catalog available here:
Visaural: Sight, Sound and Action

and it’s also in the collection at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago.

Nave Gallery website:

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