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drawing on toned paper, image within an image, photographic reference
Her Holding Onto
charcoal on paper
42 x 30"

&Her Holding Onto% The Second World War is over but there is no housing for the newly married couple. The central rectangle separates a snapshot of a beautiful woman. She is my mother standing on the proverbial ladder to the American dream, a home being built by her husband. Energy and optimism abound. They survived the war, they are climbing up and she is holding onto to that ladder, to him and their dreams.