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Hayley Palmatier

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I was given my first cookie jar as a gift with a sweet love letter inside. Getting that cookie jar inspired me to collect cookie jars and to start the series smArt cookie.

SmArt Cookie is a series of large scale paintings, mixed media drawings & short animated films of my personal collection of cookie jars.

Whimsical and arresting, a bit frightening and wonderfully In-Your-Face, the cookie jar is such an American icon--so many conflicting meanings and references, dangerous and comforting all at once. Each having its own domestic mysteries..