8 portraits of Polish women who also have Jewish roots. Apart from the portrait, as a supplement there is also an embroidered quote from the heroine's statement. Her life motto or the essence of how she experiences her duality. I used blue threads to embroider the portraits and texts - characteristic for Jewish culture.

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Natalia Gebert, "This piece of me is constantly looking for a patchwork space between the head, heart and soul", embroidery on cotton, 90x70 cm

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Alicja Beryt, “Jewishness is neither fault nor merit. It is a continuous work, but also a great joy.", embroidery on cotton, 90x70 cm

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Monika Gluska-Durenkampf, “I'm always looking for stories lost in time and space. People who have passed away, but also those living, refugees, excluded, without a home", embroidery on cotton, 90x70 cm

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Wanda Żółcińska, “My family is secrets, silences, fairy tales. As if it had no past, as if it began after the war", embroidery on cotton, 90x70 cm

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Katarzyna Nazarewicz, "The more I look for them, the more I don't find them", embroidery on cotton, 90x70 cm

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Ewa Ostrzeszewicz, „I didn’t talk to my mother about my jewish roots. I regret it very much”, embroidery on cotton, 90x70 cm

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Dorota Abbe, "For now, I have decided to live", embroidery on cotton, 90x70 cm

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Maryla Musidłowska, “I have the feeling that I am about to hit the road. I am a wanderer without travel", embroidery on cotton, 90x70 cm