Heritage Babushka

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Even though this is a silk painting, and not technically a water color piece, I received a Scholastic gold key and Saint Joseph Valley Watercolor Award for this project.

This is a really unusual silk painting, in that it is so constrained and controlled. I developed my own technique to achieve this effect, that involved lots of layering, patience, and time.

I draw upon styles from Irish lace and Polish folk art, as well as elements from each culture’s lore, to create this piece in honor of my heritage.

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