Corinna Woodard

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My mother, Lisa Clare Karin "Peppi" Baingo Wilson, was the first person on her side of the Baingo family to arrive in America. Coming from Berlin, Germany, via The Banana Core, in August 1964, she was pregnant with my brother Patrick and had 17 month old me and her collie in tow,on her way to a new life with my father, Nicholas Brown Wilson in Columbus, Georgia., She had shown me photos of this particular scene and described it to me on numerous occasions. When I decided to create this image with wool, using needle felting techniques, she was unable to locate the original photo. This panel is done mostly from my memories. The photo had an almost painterly quality to it, so I knew recreating it in a wool painting would evoke the same feeling.