Elizabeth Berdann | Family Tree

Family Tree, 2008

Oil on copper, sterling silver, chain, watch crystals
24” x 48”

Family Tree diagrams a genealogical chart in profile portraits. The subject is my daughter, Rosamund Berdann, at age 12, and includes the two generations before her. As her family tree grows, new profiles will be added to the installation.

Photo #1:  Installation view
Photo #2 : Rosamund Berdann
Photo #3:  Paul, father
Photo #4:  Elizabeth (self-portrait), mother
Photo #5:  Sally, maternal grandmother
Photo #6:  William, maternal grandfather
Photo #7:  Florence, paternal grandmother
Photo #8:  Benjamin, paternal grandfather