veryyoungboy:

Nancy Wilson-Pajic “My grandmother’s gestures” (1972-73)

“When I was young, my mother frequently reprimanded me for touching my face. My hands, which were usually dirty, were constantly in the vicinity of my mouth and I was in danger of ruining my complexion. No one could understand why I did this. Recently, I realized that the gestures were identical to those of my grandmother who had survived a delicate nerve operation which had numbed one side of her face. She was especially self-conscious about the side of her mouth, where she imagined saliva or food might escape undetected.” 

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art (Brooklyn Museum)

veryyoungboy:

Nancy Wilson-Pajic “My grandmother’s gestures” (1972-73)

“When I was young, my mother frequently reprimanded me for touching my face. My hands, which were usually dirty, were constantly in the vicinity of my mouth and I was in danger of ruining my complexion. No one could understand why I did this. Recently, I realized that the gestures were identical to those of my grandmother who had survived a delicate nerve operation which had numbed one side of her face. She was especially self-conscious about the side of her mouth, where she imagined saliva or food might escape undetected.” 

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art (Brooklyn Museum)

(via thethinkingtank)