Rosa leff

Rosa Leff

This panel is dedicated to my grandmother Rosa Saldana.


Like all of the women in my family, she was a seamstress in Puerto Rico. 


When she came to New York, sewing was the only means she had to support her family.


She stitched together a new life.


The panel depicts the ground floor of her apartment building in Spanish Harlem, and the foot of a sewing machine stitching it all into place.

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