Julie Green

Gossip Bridles

Used publicly on women considered to be scolds, shrews, or witches, gossip bridles were first recorded in 1567 Scotland. Also called scold’s bridle or branks. Fashion Plate series of feminine and domestic content related to identity, security and bias. One of four orange plates.
10 in.
Acrylic and day glow on Chinet paper plate. Verso, facsimile woman's fingerprint as backstamp