See True

See True

Artist: Sharon Webster

Title: See True

Attribution: See True, 2024, Sharon Webster

Year: 2024

Materials: Pencil printed on sheer fabric, photo, gold fabric, voile edging, painted wood frame

Dimensions: 25 in x 33 in x 3 in

Image Statement: "See True" explores the past and present through the eye of my mother (d. 2010) and my memories in an attempt to resurrect her true, if underappreciated at times, vision and insights. In the piece, I let her sight shine through the many lines and textures of a busy narrative. The drawing on transparent fabric tells the story of a difficult threshold in my young life. My mother stood at the bottom of my staircase and said calmly, “There is a place for you.” The shimmer of gold fabric behind the scene is meant to suggest the ephemeral quality of life’s teachings and emotional pull. It glows in attempt to signal that some mysterious and important message is being passed from one generation to the next. The hanging fabric is mounted on a white, painted wood structure for stability.