Pasture memorial honors departed family members
September 1, 2022
It could be a scene from one of Willa Cather's novels, but it is not. Just into Franklin County on a minimum maintenance road, three dresses are placed in prairie pasture. These dresses represent the strong women ancestors of the artist, Kachina Leigh Martin, who lives in Reading, Penn. They are her maternal great-grandmother, Mildred; material grandmother, Anna; and paternal grandmother, Lucille.
In her Pennsylvania studio, Kachina pinned up a favorite photograph of her great-great grandmother holding her aunt as an infant with her grandmother and great-grandmother standing beside them a...