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On My Mama's Momma

20"x30" mixed media canvas triptych

This is a meditation about how all women but specifically mothers are warriors. As i created this, I was thinking about a video i saw that week of a Palestinian woman holding her deceased infant in her arms. She kissed it and softly sang it prayers as it was still breathing. I think about the women of the warrior's bloodline i descend from. the strength it takes to continue to love and nurture in the face of a cruel world. I thought about how motherhood is a complex journey of juxtaposition for women. I think about how we prepared one another for the world by passing down our gained wisdom across generations. i wanted her to appear broken but still strong and formidable, like every mother i've ever known.

Series: ROOTED, 2023

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