It is a painting of my grandmother and her friends in the Caribbean. My grandmother was Carib Indian, who was very proud of her heritage and passed that on to her grandchildren.
This painting is in my home, and gives me much solace when I look at it. It speaks of love, friendship and journey; the journey of her grandchildren to America, the journey she made when she left Dominica and St. Vincent to live in Trinidad. It speaks of the loss of her children during that journey and the friends who supported her through the hardship in her life.
It’s odd to me that I’m putting this on Illustration Friday, since it is so personal to me, but it is an homage to her and her incredible life. I have missed her terribly since she passed several years ago. Here’s to you, Nana Dear, alive in my thoughts always!
Peace to you all this weekend.