The Workers Paradise

Laura Stanwood Lynch's avatar Laura Stanwood Lynch

This is an updated version of the Bruegel harvest scene hanging at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. I gave my work a multicultural twist creating an international work crew. I especially wanted to highlight women exulting in the work. I had been looking at Chinese propaganda art where everyone is unbelievably enthusiastic and smiling despite the difficulty of the task. I felt free to add to the worker's paradise things that I liked, such as swimming, sharing food and being outside.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2"
  • Medium: Felt and Thread Applique Wall Hanging
  • Width: 50"
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 20"