Lottie Ables Pickett, Pen and Marker on Paper, 16" x 20", 2014
This is a submission for the Icons of the West show at the Dana Gallery. I became interested in the history of Soiled Doves in the West and based this drawing off of a story I read of a young prostitute, Lottie Ables Pickett, who, it is said, tried to off herself in many different fashions. She was ridiculed in the local Butte, Montana paper for her inability to get the job done. She was finally successful when she chose to shoot herself.