Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
circa 1970 "Miss Jennie" 24" x 24"
This piece was purchased for a wedding gift to
Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Sloane, Mayor of Louisville
RE: 19th April 1985 Bremer Ehrler County Judge / Executive
of Jefferson County, KY presented Certificate of Appreciation
to Alma Lesch for recognition of interest in and support of
Jefferson County and its citizens
Saturday, February 19, 2011
The artist intentionally omitting the question mark from this title making
this dinner party a statement years ahead of "Housewives" on cable.
This tongue in cheek 'situation' has ladies placing all their 'cards' on the table.
An earlier, table-related vertical piece, with longer black gloves stretching
across a card tabe had been previously destroyed by Alma Lesch. (see photo)
The artist allowed my input as early placement of gloves and
textile objects were arranged on this large golden composition.
The work in progress covered the postage stamp quilt which
tightly dressed the historic four poster bed of Alma and Ted. The bed was
from the auction of the Alben Barkley Estate, Alma had written in pencil
the origin of the dark cherry Federal four-poster which touched the ceiling.
"What's for Dinner" 1996 fabric collage