Angela Ellsworth – In Memory of Our Sisters III


SKU: 30863

Artwork Description

Angela Ellsworth – In Memory of Our Sisters III

Dimensions: 24 x 12 x 13″
Year: 2023
Medium: 10,849 black with pewter dress pins and boutonnière pins, wood, fabric, steel

Angela Ellsworth’s Seer Bonnets are comprised of corsage pins pushed through bonnets resembling those her female ancestors wore. Ellsworth’s grandfather was a Mormon prophet, whose numerous wives suffered deeply. The interior of the bonnets Ellsworth creates are filled with sharp, biting pin tips that would inflict extreme pain if worn. These bonnets have become iconic in Ellsworth’s oeuvre, making a strong feminist statement of history and memory.

Ellsworth is a multidisciplinary artist traversing disciplines of drawing, sculpture, installation, video, and performance. Her solo and collaborative work has taken in wide-ranging subjects such as illness, endurance, religious tradition, and social ritual. She is interested in art merging with everyday life where public and private experiences collide in unexpected spaces. Ellsworth’s works have been exhibited in and included in top museum collections throughout the U.S.