agatha

Agatha
1996
Gobelin woven tapestry
41×36”
In Private collection

My neighbors in Amou-oblo, Togo, West Africa, felt sorry for me on my own each evening far from my New England home and family. My strangeness provided endless opportunities for conversation and laughter as curious children and adults followed my every move during my two years with the Peace Corps. Each night Agatha would call her friends to come look at the yovo, the foreigner, the white woman, and they would watch me through my screen door until I invited them in. I wove image of this laughing, well-loved child to remember how she helped me when I missed my family.

 

Agatha | ARTWORK, Togo