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Woman with Graves at Her Back
Woman with Graves at Her Back
Soon to be Bronze- pictured here in clay

Woman with Graves at Her Back represents an ancestor who survived the journey across the Atlantic. This ancestor witnessed many tragic and heroic things and survived them. Her bravery and will to live is part of why I’m here today. I want to give this ancestor a home that honors her, a place she can rest and behold the sacredness of the Pacific Northwest, where parts of my family have lived for four generations. The cavity below her ribs will grow moss and will need to be tended, like our relationship to land and ancestors of the past, present, and future.

Help me get this piece turned into bronze and placed in Downtown Olympia!…