Gramma said the first time she ate spaghetti was also the first time she came to a Sunday family dinner. Grampa’s father had to teach the Slovak girl how to keep the noodles on her fork with the aid of her spoon.
Taken from the title of a Louis Prima song, After You is the story of how we attempt to retain our cultural heritage as we begin to create cultures of our own. The images visually instruct the reader on how to make Fiadunes, a little known family recipe. As the narrator creates these little ravioli-like snacks she reflects on her grandmother's life, a Slovak girl married into an Italian family.
Letterpress and Watercolor, 2007
Edition of 18
7 inches by 10.25 inches closed