Tracy Loughlin, Alexandria, Virginia
Late 20th century kitchen perch
Tracy is an Irish born American immigrant and a 20 year employee of Gadsby’s Tavern Restaurant. She is a mother of two, a co-worker, a manager at the restaurant, a gardener, a once Dolly Madison reenactor, and a leader. Her favorite natural site is the Giant’s Causeway (represented in images on the bar maid’s hat and as columnar basalt forms on her fabric apron), where she spends time when she returns to Ireland to visit relatives. Her favorite flora can be found in her domestic garden and her favorite animal is a praying mantis.
Vintage screen printed linen, digital embroidery, custom designed cotton fabric, steel, foam, glue, notions, thread, 18th century silk with hand embroidery gifted by Gadsby descendent, hardware
( Tracy has since taken the oath and become a US Citizen and is expecting another daughter in early 2018, we are so thrilled for her)
Centennial of the Everyday is a collaboration of Lauren Frances Adams and Stewart Watson
images courtesy Vince Lupo