Portrait of Paquerette, my adoptive mother. Little aunt. I started my series of portraits fifteen years ago, with that of one of my adoptive moms. These are the origins. Her name was Marguerite Brochard, and everyone called her Aunt Daisy. She was a former nun, “little sister of the poor”. She had been forced to stop her vocation because she was too fragile to bear the hard life of the convent. This portrait I did for her 90th birthday. The central portrait of this triptych is a black and white photograph, made with a 4X5 camera, of Marguerite on the...
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