Das dritte Schwein

3 schweine

„Das dritte Schwein/The third pig. Christmas in the pigstie“, 2017

Acryl auf Leinwand, Acrylic on Canvas, 250,- €

 

My mother told me:

„My mother, your granny, never ate with us lunch. She was always around the farm working. She used to say: ‚We have three pigs. Two are in the pigstie and the third am I.'“

I found this incredibly sad. So much bitterness. The older my mother gets the more bitter her stories of the past are. I paint my granny in a fancy-for-church dress. I really hope that she had joyful times too.