Huhn’s quilt is a commentary on domesticity and femininity. Her idealized happy homemaker at the quilt’s center is flanked by flying pigs, suggesting the impossibility of such domestic perfection.

Artists working from a feminist perspective including Huhn have appropriated quilts—a traditionally feminine art form—to both critique and celebrate the historic and contemporary roles of women within society.

Title: 
The Happy Homemaker
Maker: 
Wendy Huhn
Dated
1993
Made in
Dexter
Oregon
United States
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IQSCM, Ardis and Robert James Collection
1997.007.1106