Artist Statement: The women of the 40's seemed never to go anywhere without a hat. Whether she was shopping in the daytime or attending the theater at night, she almost invariably had something on her head. And almost always, it was non-sensical--a high turban or perhaps a wide sailor, festooned with a veil and generally sprouting a profusion of feathers, folds and pleats. To display this culmlnatlon of the 1940's era I decided to fashion a hat, but not just any hat. I wanted to make an over the top hat that any fashionable society woman would want to wear and would have all the GI Joes taking a second look. I hope you enJoy and appreciate This Fabulous Century through my artist book.