Still Life with Mourning Dove

Still Life with Mourning Dove

Artist: Marty Ornish

Title: Still Life with Mourning Dove

Attribution: Still Life with Mourning Dove, 2021, MartyO

Year: 2021

Materials: 1900’s French satin fabric sample, lace, crocheted bird, repurposed flowers, 1940’s girdle and long-lined bra, batting, quilting, Victorian lace collar, jute.

Dimensions: 45” x 23”

Image Statement: "The perfect 1938 figure must have curves but it differs from the perfect figure of past decades in relationship of curves to straight lines....Now, though, the ideal figure must have a round, high bosom, a slim but not wasp-like waist, and gently rounded hips." Life Magazine, May 9, 1938