03 October 2017


by Celia Sage and Milé Murtanovski
24" x 24", oil on canvas, 2017, private collection
[HOME: Phase Two]

When I think of “homemakers” I think of my parents, making a safe, comfortable, loving place for each other, and me, and my sister. Studying Celia’s tender painting of her and her daughters, developing ideas about how to respond for my half, I started thinking about generations –the older ones taking care of the younger ones– and I went back a generation, past my parents, to my grandmother, Lenka, digging potatoes in Macedonia, helping my granddad make a home for a very large family, giving them the opportunity to leave and have better lives, which my parents, in turn, passed on to me and my sister.

– Milé Murtanovski

by Celia Sage
24" x 24", oil on canvas, 2017
[HOME: Phase One]

Click the image above to see all ten Phase One
paintings from our HOME project.

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