July 5, 2011
“Mammy Can Do It” is a reworking of the famous poster “We Can Do It” by J. Howard Miller. As part of my fusion series, I have joined the head of Hattie McDaniel to the body of Geraldine Doyle, who was the model behind the original poster.
Hattie McDaniel was in the motion picture Gone With the Wind and apparently, is the inspiration behing the “mammy’ character in Tom & Jerry cartoons, hence the title, “Mammy Can Do It’. The illustration will be used for postcards and posters available soon via Ifreecans Collective at Sunday UpMarket Brick Lane.