Tuesday, April 7, 2009
From early childhood
What looks like a tryptich is part of a set of 5 children's pictures that hung over my bed when I was a baby. This means 59 years ago or so. They were created out of nothing: Taken from some book? I don't know the origin. To me, this is the evidence of the love of my Granddad which I did not understand in time. They had almost nothing, and he was a very cautious and sparing man. In a time of a lingering traumatic experience, a man who survived two world wars took 5 little pieces of plywood, pasted pictures onto them, painted some touching dots and lines onto it as a frame, fixed a loop on the back, and covered the front with shellac to protect it. It has protected these pictures until today. And my memory.
(b&w photo was taken by my Dad, his son-in-law)