Gilberta Leoparti Lodi and her Lost Son, 1929, after Barbieri
Archival pigment print
For this work, my models are female portrait statues. Several photographs, digitally layered, iterated like printmaking, become photographic prints on uncoated BFK paper. Childbirth was often fatal, disease rampant. With war literally on the horizon; these women maintained civilization. Some sweet stories, some heartbreaking; most were brave, and courageous. Immortalized in stone but forgotten, my work is discovering and showing who they were with joys and sorrows like ours, though their crises and opportunities differed. Their stories matter. Honor these women who laughed, raged, were inspired, loved. You are invited to celebrate and remember them. Which do you love?