“Miss America” hand painted vintage gloves by Ellen Greene
Most of the gloves here were constructed from the 1900s-1960s. Gloves from this era were still an item that was worn by women to weddings, funerals and formal dances as a symbol of good breeding, chastity and humility. When wearing gloves, objects are not touched, there is a barrier to experience. The tattoo in contrast is a symbol of ultimate freedom and power and an acknowledgment of the flesh and all its desires. A symbol of singularity and rebellion. Together these two elements combine to express uniquely feminine modern narratives.