I chose to create a portrait of my father's mother, Esther Steiner, (1890-1956). She immigrated to the US from Lodz, Poland. Arrived in Locust Point, Baltimore, 1901. She rolled cigars for a living. She raised nine children including a set of twins, my father was a twin. She died before I was born. My parents gave me her name as my middle name. Growing up, I learned of the hardship and difficulty she faced including abuse in the family.