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36 - Granddaughter
(From the Tapestry): “The summer you were 3 years old, dear Mami Sheine, Grandma came to visit you. We went to a park where you discovered a huge tree. I never forgot the expression on your face as you stood there admiring the tree. Grandma loves you so much.”
Embroidery and fabric collage, 1999.
22-1/8″W x 25-1/8″H.
Narration by Esther's granddaughter, Rachel Peric
Transcript of Narration
This is Rachel, Esther Krinitz’s granddaughter. In this image my grandmother recalls a moment we shared outside my home in Maryland. This image was to be part of a series of portraits of her grandchildren. Sadly, she was unable to finish them before her death in 2001. My grandmother shows me looking in amazement at a huge oak tree. I always looked at her in the very same way, with a profound sense of awe and adoration. This picture is a bookend to my grandmother’s story, which begins and ends with her family and her enduring love for us.
In 2003, my family founded Art and Remembrance, a non-profit organization. Please visit us on the Web to learn more about how we are using the power of stories and artwork like my grandmother’s to change hearts and minds.
Transcript prepared by the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science Docent Association.