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Legacy

stoneware, oxides, glazes, acrylics, commercial inglaze decals
43″ t x 19″ w x 11″ d

Legacy is about my family heritage. My ancestors are from Lorca, Spain, but left sometime during the Inquisitions and came across to, what is now, New Mexico. My ancestors left their home and their Jewish faith and converted to Catholicism to save their lives, which is represented by the different flowers blooming from the same branch. The front of the purple strips is a prayer in Ladino-the language of Sephardim and the purple panels on the back are prayers in Hebrew. The upper right has a decal of my paternal granparents and on the back is a decal of a map of Spain.