62. Mrs. Bloom

Mrs. Bloom 1 Mrs. Bloom 2

Title: Mrs. Bloom
Date: None
Subject: Woman
Measurements: 8” W x 9” D x 38 ¼” H
Materials and Techniques: Iron and wood shoe last, wooden forms, wooden box, plastic tulip bouquet
Description: A long, narrow wooden box with an arch-shaped hollow stands vertically. An iron shoe last attaches to a wooden cylindrical shape forming the legs and body of the figure. The body stands within the hollow of the box. The toe portion of the iron shoe last extends outward beyond the confines of the box. Two identical, arched wooden forms attach to the top of the woman’s body, and meet in front of her torso, representing her arms. A bouquet of red plastic tulips are anchored to the top of the wooden portion of her body, and extend upward through a hole in the top of the box. The tulips stand at attention above the box, as a blooming representation of the woman’s head.
Signed: “NSG” etched on back
Note: Exhibited as #16 “Mrs. Bloom” at Duncan Campbell’s gallery in 1994. Cost: 1,400 British pounds. Exhibited as #14 with her male counterpart as “Mr. and Mrs. Bloom” at Duncan Campbell’s gallery in 1996. Cost: 1,500 British pounds.