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Notion Nanny
  • Allison Smith
    born 1972
    born: Manassas, Virginia, United States ; active: United States
  • Notion Nanny, 2005
  • Where object was made: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 356 x 276 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 x 10 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 356 x 276 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 x 10 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of the KU Department of Visual Art, Printmaking Area
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0118

This is a vertical print with a monotone border of symbols and imagery that evoke domesticity. Examples of imagery in border are: tea kettle, key, rocking horse, yarn, bonnet, candle holder, embroidery hoop and miniature ship. In center of image we see a woman with a red hood (a little like red riding hood) holding/carrying an empty wooden wicker basket. She is wearing black, buckled shoes and a blue dress with white blouse. Behind the figure is a cobbled stone street and houses and trees on either side of road.