MASTERPIECES FROM THE KITCHEN
1977 – 1979 

“The time had come for women’s skills and ideas to be viewed with the same reverence and to be given the same serious consideration that Campbell's soup cans had received in the past.” 

 

In 1977 I created the first piece in what would become a series of work entitled 'Masterpieces from the Kitchen'. This initial artwork, Kitchen Creation 1, was first exhibited at The Women’s Show in Adelaide with the statement. The time had come for women’s skills and ideas to be viewed with the same reverence and to be given the same serious consideration that Campbell's soup cans had received in the past.

 

The work highlighted women’s skills in paper-flower making, quilting, lace making and creative cooking.

 

The original reference to Warhol led to new works referring to other artists. White on White referenced Malevich’s painting of the same name and Miro’s painting People in the Night was the inspiration for Midnight Meals for People in the Night. Meal for Magritte and Lunch for Christo followed.

(Move your cursor over each image to see the title and year for each artwork.)