This panel honors my Grandfather, Levy Puker, who was born on the 10th of May 1901 in Illintsi, Vinnyts’ka Russia now Ukraine. His village was massacred and he was the sole survivor of his entire family. He came to the US in November 1923. His story was the catalyst for my early paintings where I used the plaster shards embedded in gesso layers to represent the broken world he left behind but always carried with him. This has grown into my more universal message of meaning and preciousness of life and healing a broken world.