Artist: Janet Jaffke

Title: Endurance

Attribution: Endurance 2022 Janet Jaffke

Year: 2022

Materials: Burlap and thread

Dimensions: 92cm x 92cm

Image Statement: This piece was made during the COVID pandemic. I was on an artist residency in Florence when the pandemic hit Italy and my three month residency became 5 months.. When I returned home, I brought with me the overshelming feelings of pain and suffering I had witnessed. Upon reflection of my time there, I realized I also witnessed amazing resilience and strength that had emerged. The Italian people demonstrated a determination and will to endure that was beyond what they or anyone otherwise could have imagined.