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About Sarah’s creation:
Sarah was the second mosaic I begin, and originally she was the matron saint of the old broads of the church, and tilted, with a red background. It didn’t work. So I cut her in half and made her stand straight up, and added a shawl for more contrast, and gave her a background of some papyrus paper I found at Goodwill, a nod to biblical Sarah’s journey to Egypt.
She still isn’t right, and I think that may have to do with my own feelings about the biblical Sarah. She endured a lot. She also inflicted no small amount of pain on others, especially Hagar and Ishmael. She’s complicated, and not yet finished. Just like most of us, I suppose.