What is a life well-lived?  What do we leave behind?  What do we pass on to successive generations?   The discovery of a written memorial to a long ago ancestor led me to explore how family traits and characteristics can cross several generations.

I am currently working on a family grouping of four mixed media paintings.  Each painting represents an individual, a portrait of a life.  Together the four paintings will trace family traits from Great-grandfather to Great-granddaughter.  A sense of duty, a love of learning, a curiosity about the world; these are things that live on in our descendants even when we are long gone.

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