Paul Capsis as his grandmother Angela, 2009 by Michael Corridore

image of Paul Capsis as his grandmother Angela 2009 by Michael Corridore

Artist's statement

I never thought that this portrait would open up a suitcase of memories about family for me. Paul and I share a common heritage, both of our mothers and grandmothers were immigrants from Malta. Their frailty, naiveté and the insecurity of their experience as new immigrants came flooding back.