This original painting is by Tennessee based artist Kristin Llamas. "American Apron" is acrylic and oil on pieced canvas. Scroll down for more information about shipping and our list of design services. Detailed images of the painting and framing available upon request. If you'd like exclusive access to new artwork, sign up for our 1st Dibs List.
Approx. 36" x 60" x 1.5"
This farmhouse apron was inspired by an actual apron that the artist’s mother handmade for her. Llamas had just become a mother and was navigating the parenting balance of having daughter’s. As she navigated through society’s standards for little women, she also heard people continuously call her children “mini-me’s.” While it is a sweet and innocent concept, the more Llamas thought about her who she hoped her daughter’s would become, the less she wanted them to be considered an extension of her. She visualized not just cutting the apron strings but burning them. Llamas recognized that her daughters are comprised of both of their parents, influenced by the environment, time period, birth order and several other factors, so could not possibly expect them to be just like her. Nor did she want that. Llamas hopes that every generation builds from the generation before them. Keeping the good and adjusting the bad. Hopeful that her daughters grow up with independent thought and without stereotypes, she illustrated this concept through art.