Leslie A. Schug

All in a Day’s Work
enameled steel, fabric, lace, velcro
36 x 18 in.

My work takes a humorous approach to looking at how our culture assigns role prescriptions as a result of gender identification. It evokes a flashback to our youth when play activities were an important part of the learning process. Play not only draws our attention to the difference between genders, it teaches us gender-appropriate roles.

“All in a Day’s Work” is an apron that references the Girl Scouts of America. Females are taught household tasks at an early age and, therefore, are usually responsible for taking care of the home as adults. These merit badges of domesticity can be earned on a daily basis when a specific household task is completed.

© Leslie A. Schug