from the artist:
suspect my mother had this egg beater from the day she
was married. I certainly remember it as a child. It was
in contant use throughout my mother's life and since she
was an enthusiatic and excellent cook and had many visitors,
it was used a great deal.
my mother died the egg beater miigrated to my house where
it sat in a drawer until I discovered that it is much
easier to beat egg whites to a foam using this old fashioned
instrument than using the more modern whisk. That made
me wonder why whisks are so much more popular nowadays?
entered this painting in a local show recently and noticed
that it was a real conversation starter. Women who saw
it invariably talked about their own egg beaters or those
of their mothers. A little bit of nostalgia.