|My grandfather Poul Hansen, a maritime engineer who spoke Spanish just as well as his native Danish, moved his family from Denmark to Spain in the mid-1950s due to a job transfer. A blurry black-and-white postcard from 1957 shows (from left) daughter Ulla, age 8; daughter Grete — my mother — age 7; wife Gudrun; and Poul — who hardly ever smiled, so I am told — in a carriage in Sevilla's Plaza de España.
This was a challenge to transform into the much larger color drawing shown at left, adding information while still trying to retain the personalities shown at small scale in the postcard. It was an "end-of-Katrina" gift to my parents in January 2006.
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Colored pencil and white-charcoal dust on illustration board
12" × 19" (appx.)
September 2005–January 2006