Foremothers: A Poem about Memory

The Foremothers On the wings of a butterfly, on a feather’s breath of memory, their stories, 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...

Rebecca in a purple coat

Rebecca in a purple coat, acrylic on gessoed paper, 18 by 22 inches, 2021 Here is the finished painting entitled “Rebecca in a purple coat.” It is of one of my foremothers, Rebecca Rosenfield, nee Kaplan. She was my maternal grandmother. While painting, I...

Stories of Our Foremothers

I have been working on a series of collages called “Foremothers.” I am speaking of both my biological ancestors and other women, artists and change-makers whose lives have informed my own journey. I tell each story in bits and pieces. Each collage is like...