"Papa René in Retrospect," 2020
Papa René in Retrospect, 2020
After his passing,
I was left with the remnants of a lifetime,
could not have imagined beforehand what I would find in his studio.
First the handwritten letters from the fifties,
these captured the zeitgeist of his time.
I found myself wondering: “Dad, who are you?”
At the same time, I was realizing that I didn’t know who I was without my father.
I decided to bring his story into the present moment.