artist: Vadis Turner
filmmaker: Thomas Dudley
1926 Boudoir Pillow, E.G. Sevier U.S. patent no. Des. 71,533
There is a transformative legacy in handmade objects historically made by women. Over time, ancestral crafts appreciate in value, maturing into heirlooms and later into artifacts that function as cultural currency. The heirloom also serves as a documentation of the artist and her origins in a current cultural context. Thus, the decorative Boudoir Pillow, found in the U.S. patent records, is here transformed into a figurative bridal cake.