At the top of the back stairs was what might have been a fifth bedroom, but for my grandparents’ purposes was used as a sewing room. It housed hulking, camel back trunks filled with out-of-season or out-of-style clothing. But they were treasure chests for girls ‘on the hunt.’ Once we found an old baby doll tucked among the garments.
This excerpt is taken from the book “Holding Her Hand”, where the artist makes a personal commentary on each of the paintings. To read the full commentaries, the book is available for purchase.