Buns in the Oven

This is not a found object or vintage appliance. This appliance sculpture is constructed from multiple layers and fabricated structure in copper with a painted finish.

Exterior details are sterling silver or silver plate. This includes the small candelabra, sterling silver forks, knives and spoons.

Left oven door opens to reveal constructed image of cross (reference to a Georgia O'Keefe painting) and the martyrdom that I see some women adopt in their marital role. 

Right oven holds garbage disposal.  The burner element in the bottom of the oven says: "The Project Birth."
Broiler drawer below oven opens as a trundle bed with white on white embroidered sheet and pillows.

Buns in the Oven

Below you can see the back of this "appliance" that reads: "INFIDELITY TRUST AND SAVINGS."  This refers to many things, but the most important is how important I think it is for women to have their own money so they aren't destitute if they get divorced. It was also inspired by small savings banks that were given away for free in the early days of appliances for woman to save money, one coin at a time, for a new stove. 

Buns in the Oven appliance sculpture constructed by Harriete Estel Berman


Available for exhibition or purchase.
Retail Price: $6,500