Family Secrets


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This is using my grandmother’s cookbook, full of memories and some family secrets. I glued pages together to form depth and then carved out areas for the words and pendant. Behind the window is a photo of my grandmother at a young age. When you close the book, you can open the brass door to reveal my hand lettered book with water color illustrations. The words of the poem:Family Secrets by Raymond A. Foss
Little and big secrets
silence, unsharing
from shame, for protection
blank spots
in the telling
of our story

Carved off areas
sometimes casually shared
As if we knew, forgetting the secret
the missing words
names crossed from address books
pain pushed down

Missing memories
scraps of childhood

Additional information

Dimensions 33 × 26 in

Artist Name: Adele Sanborn

Instagram: @adelevictorsanbornart

Facebook: adeleVSanbornatCornerstoneDesign


Date Created: 12/21/19