Deer on Plymouth, 1958
Most of my mixed media works are inspired from photographs that I found in my Grandmother’s collection of family photos after my father’s death in 2015. They reveal a story never spoken to me about the generations of Polish family members that make up my family, and the ones who traveled from Poland to America to start a new life at the turn of the 20th century. Hunter / Hunted came from the obsession in my family with hunting, and furthermore, the long tradition of hunting in the Polish culture. Although some pieces are serious, like this painting, other paintings are more playful.