Friday, March 02, 2012

Letters Home

My grandmother and her brother
left Sweden for America
in the early 1900s.
They knew no one in their 'new world'
and they left all of their family and friends behind in Sweden.
Nana was just sixteen.
At some point while creating this last piece in my series,
I was reminded of their long journey -
how difficult it must have been,
and how very sad.

I've decided to honor them both with this last piece,
"Letters Home".
I've screened a portion of one letter home
(courtesy of Eva, my cousin in Sweden
who discovered the letter in the attic).
You can see more detail shots of this piece here.



Angela said...


Eva Hagbjärn said...

What a great idea. I just had to hunt them out in my computer so I could read and look at them again ;-)
I can read between the lines that your grandmother really was longing for her mother back in "the old country".


Ginny Huber said...

What a wonderful piece, Judy-color, connection..two of my most favorite things about your beautiful work!.

Gerrie said...

Love this!

imquilternity said...

Beautiful and thoughtful piece. I think the colors are exactly the right "emotion" for this piece.

Carol said...

Wonderful piece, Judy, so meaningful and beautifully done. I can imagine what such a trip must have meant in the early 1900s. What courage they showed! A beautiful tribute!