On the wings of a butterfly,
on a feather’s breath of memory,
their spirits resonate.
I see these women, my ancestors,
with their courage, humor, and tenacity.
In my mind I can taste their cooking,
Hear their old world accents,
See their kitchens.
Feel the texture of their lives.
This monotype print is entitled “Wings of Memory.” It evokes the way memories float into our consciousness, making the past present. Although they are gone, our Foremothers continue to influence our lives through the seeds they planted in us.