True Stories

Justyna Skawinska, Fleur-Ange Lamothe

Lamothe’s work uses drawing and photography to reclaim and recount the story of Abigail Nims, who was taken to New France in the early 1700s. The map-like assemblage evokes the 300-mile march that transformed the life of this historical figure. Skawinska’s photographs of women demonstrate, through facial expressions and body language, the span of emotions involved in mourning the death of a loved one, from sorrow and pain, to faith, courage, and freedom. Mentored by Suzy Lake.