by Ioana Luca, 2009
As I was going through old family-pictures, I looked for a different kind of „spirit-catching“ hoping to find some resemblance with my own face. I chose my great-grandmothers on both sides of the family. They are important „pieces“ to this personal puzzle that is slowly coming together. These somehow archetypical great-grandmothers show me the way: My roots have always been kinda blurry, which is maybe interesting and a rich source for my art, but it also caused me some trouble in finding „my kind“ …. But then ; eventually, the ugly duckling found the other swans too…didn´t it ?
The picture of Maria ( Claessens) Breuers was taken in the beginning of the 20th century in Venlo, Netherlands. The picture of Caroline Tokaya was made in Java.
Maria and Caroline
Mom and Dad