Title: Warrior Shield: O.L. Shield
Medium: Woll felt, dyes, rayon threads
Size: 104 x 81 x 33 cm
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.