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Porcelain and mixed media wall figure by Laura Peery
Porcelain, metal, fiber, glass beads
23" tall

I was thinking about homecomings or home-goings, those mood-altering, fraught occasions, when I created this piece. My mother used to make a huge deal at these times, which seemed overblown then, but now I realize she that in her welcoming she was letting us know how much we were loved, an embarrassment of love, sorry I didn't recognize it at the time. This figure's hairstyle resembles my mother's, although hers was quite black when she was younger, and she was allergic to cats.