Saturday, July 11, 2009

Kitchen Table Series

As long as we are going to consider Saunders' Assemblage to reference a kitchen table, lets not forget Carrie Mae Weems and her kitchen table series. These shots were taken in 1990, just a year before Assemblage was made. We talked about Weems' work here in week nine of 52 pieces. In this photograph I see an incredibly beautiful and powerful woman who owns her space. In Saunders' piece I see a similar woman coming through. I'm guessing a mother who encouraged playfulness, by the brightly colored chair. Who kept milk and cereal on the table, and games in the house. Games that puzzled the brain and worked the mind, like Chinese Checkers. I see fruit and flowers and a big black heart. The kitchen table belongs to mom, look at Carrie Mae Weems.

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