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Know When It's Time To Go
Know When It’s Time To Go is part of my "Warrior Women" series. A warrior woman faces the unknown with bravery and fortitude.
I finished this piece up just in time for Mother’s Day 2021. The photo was taken at Ellis Island in 1910. The woman immigrating to the US with her children is identified as being Slovak. As I worked on it, I. reflected on all the mothers across the world who are uprooted from their motherlands and the incredible stamina and bravery it takes to carry on each day under such stressful conditions. Some are immigrants beginning new lives in unknown lands. Some are refugees fleeing from horrific situations just trying to survive another day with their children. In my mind, they are all the ultimate warriors on behalf of their families. In my art, I placed this mother and her children in a homeland she will continue to carry within her, as a dream, a memory, a connection to the land, a yearning, a touchstone, a sense of being, that is separate from the desperation that propels her to leave.
Interestingly, this piece was my first selected to be in a group show by Anthropology of Motherhood in Pittsburgh, PA and then also travelled to West Virginia for a gallery show. She travelled around the country for 6 months and I was so happy when she returned home.
To learn more about families that were part of this diapora click on her image in the Warrior Women gallery.