Anne Stagg

The title of this series, Darning Socks, comes from times in my childhood when instead of throwing away a sock with a hole in it, we would repair it. We would take a light and stretch the sock over it so that we could see the weft and weave of the sock and repair it. In all ways, gender roles were alive and present growing up in the South. Whether it was cooking meals, sewing, practicing etiquette, or darning socks, I often rejected the notion that I should have chores and aptitudes that were different from my brothers'. These paintings reference icons from my past and are a tribute to what is gained and lost in the choices we make.

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