Church Ladies

July 30 th 2010

Assemblage of ladies' gloves, embroidered with four-letter words
26" x 26" x 6"

Just as angels are invisible beings destined to serve and comfort us, so too are those women of a certain age who in every generation labour unnoticed for the benefit of others in their communities. They cook, wash, mend, iron, dust and pray—four-letter words to most of us. My artwork admonishes us to look up, see them, and show some respect.

Topics: Arts Religion

Marianne Lettieri creates narrative constructions in quiet protest of a culture that rushes and clashes so much, the enchantment of everyday life is often missed. She transforms the detritus and castoffs of modern society into meaningful imagery as a kind of hope for reconciliation with creation and the Creator.