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The Woman Warrior represents the lineage of women in my family. Their feet are grounded in home - the family history that supports them. Their lives take different paths navigating unknown places. They are vigilant and armored to stay brave for the journey.
The life-size Warrior is standing on a carpet that my grandmother Ilse brought with her from her home in Guatemala. She is wearing armor of her own making. Here she travels to Italy, where I cut my own path as a young woman. This painting will be passed down to my daughter Ilse as a talisman to support whatever adventures await her.
The painting is 6 x 6 feet. It is charcoal, acrylic, and oil on canvas. The 3D scales are gessoed canvas with silver leaf and ink.