Mary has carefully researched and brilliantly brought to light and life a topic and cast of characters who have long been under the radar in popular culture, female spies. She has compiled images from the internet to create intriguing visual montages of each of her subjects. On the back of the trading cards she smartly summarizes the facts and hearsay on each of her notorious heroines or traitors as the case may be.
The intriguing lives and undercover work of Valerie Plame, Julia Child, Emelia Earhart, and many more across time and nationality are included in this first limited artist edition set of sixteen. Women In Espionage Trading Cards – Brown Set are available on Etsy. These unique trading cards would make an an empowering, and curiously entertaining holiday gift for all your feminist and left or right wing conspiracy theorist friends and relatives, as well as any preteen or teenage girls in your life. Or you may want a set of your own! I’m always telling my improv patchwork comrades to go out there and make something dangerous. The courage of these risk taking women will inspire you.
I’m not the only one recommending them. See this review – “beautiful and compelling portraits” on BoingBoing. Get your WIP Brown Set today before they are all gone. Mary’s WIP Green Set, which will include Coco Chanel will be released in 2016. Did you know that Coco Chanel was a spy? Who do you think she worked for…?