Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering Vol 6, No 2 (2004)

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Shirley Greer, "Ironies - Dress," detail, mixed media: softground etching, silkscreen text, embroidery, button, 81.2cm X 68.8cm, dress image size: 45cm X 53.5cm, 2002. Shirley Greer is a printmaker and textile artist who pursued a formal art education in her mid-50s, after raising her family. She graduated fom Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, NL with a BFA in 2003. Her body of work titled "Ironies" was in response to the (ironic) fact that while the work of mothering is rarely valued in our society, fne art images reflecting that work are highly valued. Shirley lives, and practices her art, in Pasadena, Newfoundland.