Celebrating my aunt, Aggie Eyster, artist extraordinaire
6.4 meters x 38 cm
21 feet x 15 inches
My aunt Aggie did a lot of raising me, my sister Carmelita, and my brother Doyle. Her kitchen was where all the living and the loving happened. Early on in COVID Carm told me she wanted to think about Aggie every time she walked into her kitchen.
“Will you make me backsplashes like Aggie’s?”
“I have no idea how she did it.”
“I’m sure you can figure it out.”
Ten months of research, scores of tests, many failures and a good amount of wavering confidence, and in July 2021 the panels were finally installed.
The handprints and initials belong to Carm, Jeff, Carlos and Teo. The Boys drew the family pets.