Rocking Mary

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
Late 1970s
Paint on tin
36 x 24 inches
Collection of
Souls Grown Deep Foundation

St. Helena's women, real and imaginary, provided a variety of enjoyable subjects for Doyle. There was Rocking Mary—anyone who knew or heard of Rocking Mary would undoubtedly recognize this bare-breasted, pipe-smoking figure wearing bright red polka-dot shorts and cap. And in case they did not, Doyle has incorporated her name into the picture in the same red paint.