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Momma’s Dreaming

Artist Tamara Torres crafts a stunning vignette in both words and images, honoring a sweet memory of her momma.

Words and Art by

Momma’s Dreaming

Artist Tamara Torres crafts a stunning vignette in both words and images, honoring a sweet memory of her momma.

Words and Art by

I WATCHED YOU with curiosity. The air was filled with a scent of lavender and Downy. The windows were open, the summer breeze pushed your unspoiled white curtains, the room was bright, the plants were pleased, photographs filled the bedroom with memories. The noise from the streets came in and out like waves of disruptions. You hum a melody that is strange to me. Your fingers gripped the iron, and steam floated up your lovely, glistening face. You wrinkled your nose and giggled a bit, stroking the pants on the ironing board gently like you would rub my back when I was afraid. With every stroke, you hum the melody that is strange to me. You captured my gaze, smiled, and said, “Momma’s dreaming.”

Photo above: Momma’s Dreaming, 9x12" photograph, © Tamara Torres.

La Feminista, 4x6" photograph and paper collage on birch wood, © Tamara Torres. Torres states: "La Feminista grasps the rise of feminism amid rapidly shifting expectations for women. Each symbol in the collage depicts a part of my mother’s spirit."

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