Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 30″ x 40″
The inspiration for this painting came about from studying the ancestral bloodlines of my family and realizing the stark contrast of the generations. This painting depicts that lineage between the females of my African American family line in America from my (L) Great grandmother (Momma Ginny) escaping slavery and running her own business as a seamstress and raising her family; to my (R) Grandmother (Big Ruth) being a nurse and raising her family; and my mother (Little Ruth) (Center) a graduate of the Chicago Art Institute and raising her family. Even though this depicts my family, this can also fit the story of many African American families in this country.