Labor Day. It’s a yearly national tribute to the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. We’re honoring the holiday by showcasing animator Catherine Satrun’s heroic version (circa 2013) of Rosie the Riveter, a cultural icon who represents the 6 million American wonder women who went to work in factories, taking on traditionally male-dominated trades (welding, electrical, riveting and engine repair), some producing munitions and war supplies, during World War II to keep the country going while their brothers, sons and husbands were fighting abroad.
What unified the experiences of these women was that they proved to themselves – and the country – that they could do a “man’s job” and could do it well. For that reason, Rosie the Riveter has also come to symbolize women’s economic power.
Catherine, who works as part of the “Sketchy Duo” alongside her artist twin sister Sarah, says of her Rosie, “As women working in a mainly male dominated field, we’ve been inspired by Rosie the Riveter images for the past few years. I thought it would be a fun twist to add some Wonder Woman imagery into the image.”
We LOVE it… it’s a truly WYSKy mash-up! Poster available in their Satrun Twins’ Art Shop on Etsy.