Gröfaz

2003/20 / Unique / cut flax paper with graphite and pastel/ 2 vintage bobbins

Two repeating phrases are written in opposite directions on a looped paper scroll:

 

semper tedium (Latin for ‘always tedious’), referring to 'women's work', and, Gröfaz, the derogatory acronym used by German soldiers' for Größter Feldherr aller Zeiten, a title initially publicized by Nazi propaganda to refer to Adolf Hitler during the early war years, and meaning:  the "Greatest Field Commander of all Time".

The scroll can either be viewed in hand or hang vertically looped on the spools and hung on the wall.