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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Marie's Daughter


This piece, with its ink jet transfer, was inspired by Karen Jink's tutorial--I've been using such bright colors lately, this seemed a pleasing change. Again, I'm not sure it's done, but don't know exactly what else it needs. Maybe another image transfer of one of the photos of her? This is a small drawing (?) of Marie Jewell Parish' daughter, Cora. In actual photos it's clear that something was not quite right with her (maybe an autism-like problem?), and I believe that Marie and her husband moved here in the sixties to be near her at the State Hospital here. All conjecture...

There are some of her in what appears to be a wheelchair, and some of her playing with pigeons while sitting on the ground. She never looked at the camera, not in a single picture. I also have pictures of her as an old woman in (perhaps) a group home setting. The whole story haunts me...

2 comments:

mcewen said...

What makes you think that?
Best wishes
http://whitterer-autism.blogspot.com

tammy vitale said...

if the story haunts you, you have well caught that haunting in this piece of work. Wonderful!