Jorie Johnson

Country: Japan

Title:  Warrior Shield: O.L. Shield

Medium: Woll felt, dyes, rayon threads

Size: 104 x 81 x 33 cm

The World's Women On-Line!

O.L. Shield is a satirical comment on women's concerns in the competitive job market of today. "O.L." is an abbreviation for a term used to denote the Japanese Office Lady, who alongside the secretaries may be asked to make tea and coffee to serve to clientele.

This work incorporates two Runic characters: the double "x" symbolizing fertility and the arrow symbolizing the warrior and victory in battle.

Jorie Johnson's selected exhibitions include: TEXTILE '95 - MINIATURE WORKS, Contemporary Art of Japan, Gallery Gallery, Kyoto, Japan, 1995; BERET FUN, Gallery Nishikawa, Kyoto, 1995; Offering, Gallery Kishodo, Kyoto, 1994; Elegant Art Wear, Gallery Yu, Saga, Japan, 1994; Felt Exotic, National Exhibition Centre, Castlegar, B.C., Canada, 1994; Felt Directions, Collins Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, 1994; New Zealand National Woolcrafts Festival Exhibition, Wellington, New Zealand, 1993; and Felt Crossing Borders, Norway and Finland, 1993.
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