A community-based art project that seeks to connect communities through pulling up a chair and sharing stories of positivity about Strong Women of Toledo.
Beatrice Daniels’ “riding my back” speaks of a mother’s gift of herself. Playing off of “riding my back,” I seek to reveal the beauty of the vertebrae as both a source of protection and shelter as well as path forward. Sheltered by her mother’s love, the daughter is able to seek her own way knowing that though her mother may be “riding her back,” she also has her back. The hands cradle a little girl’s shoe from which rises bone upon bone the inner strength that supports her grown daughter.
- MM Dupay, Artist