Portraits on Silk

“Beatrice,” acrylic and pigment on silk over vintage photo, by Stephanie Khattak.

This is my great-grandmother on my mom’s paternal side. She passed in February 1978, before I was two years old, so she knew me, but I didn’t really know her. My mom says that they would bring her to my grandparents’ house to spend time with me, and that she really enjoyed that. I like to believe that I enjoyed our short time together, too.