Homage – IF

Homage is what this image inspired and represented, when I started it.

It is a painting of my grandmother and her friends in the Caribbean. My grandmother was Carib Indian, who was very proud of her heritage and passed that on to her grandchildren.

This painting is in my home, and gives me much solace when I look at it. It speaks of love, friendship and journey; the journey of her grandchildren to America, the journey she made when she left Dominica and St. Vincent to live in Trinidad. It speaks of the loss of her children during that journey and the friends who supported her through the hardship in her life.

It’s odd to me that I’m putting this on Illustration Friday, since it is so personal to me, but it is an homage to her and her incredible life. I have missed her terribly since she passed several years ago. Here’s to you, Nana Dear, alive in my thoughts always!

Peace to you all this weekend.

13 Comments »
  1. what a wonderful homage to your Grandmother……she will always be around you…and she is smiling at your artwork…

    have a wonderful day!

    Cheers,
    Diana

    Comment by Diana Evans — March 28, 2008 @ 1:46 pm

  2. This is a wonderful homage ! Thank you for sharing these personal memories with us !

    Comment by Catherine — March 28, 2008 @ 1:48 pm

  3. what a beautiful tribute and daily reminder of your people! Perfect for this theme!!!

    Comment by ValGalArt — March 28, 2008 @ 3:01 pm

  4. Wow!! What a beautiful work a homage. This is so magical, I am moved! ;)

    Comment by domino — March 28, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

  5. This is really beautiful.
    I can tell you miss Nana.
    So thoughtful.

    Comment by rbaird — March 28, 2008 @ 8:19 pm

  6. This is a great homage! Full of meaning!-John

    Comment by Random York — March 28, 2008 @ 9:57 pm

  7. it’s lovely, my favorite bits are — the composition of feet, and the variant textures of the leaves.

    Comment by susie — March 28, 2008 @ 10:27 pm

  8. Wonderful! I like how you have the feet at the top of this piece. Clever!

    Comment by Shano — March 29, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

  9. This colorful piece exudes a feeling of the Caribbean! This is a lovely tribute to your grandmother!

    Comment by Joan Y — March 29, 2008 @ 4:08 pm

  10. That’s a wonderful homage. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Honor Bowden — March 30, 2008 @ 12:09 am

  11. What a wonderful homage to your grandmother. Congrats on the interview!!!

    Comment by imwithsully — March 30, 2008 @ 9:57 am

  12. Very nice–my girlfriend is from Trinadad, and she too is Carib-Indian. I like how you illustrated this!

    Comment by steve — April 2, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

  13. this is so beautiful and so touching. she must have been one fine lady.i am glad it hangs in your home.

    Comment by Forever Young — April 7, 2008 @ 3:55 am

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