“The Farmer’s Wife” by Susan Lally-Chiu
Lynnwood, Washington Public Art Commission. A group of artists were selected to paint eggs to commemorate how the city of Lynnwood, Washington was founded by egg farmers.
My painting/collage is a tribute to the farmer’s wives of Alderwood Manor who helped settle the area in their 1 acre “ranchettes.” Animals that might have been on their chicken farms circle the egg. Visually, it’s influenced by appliqués, a style of quilting that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s in America.