Nina Talbot

Painter - Writer
painting, Arriving From Galicia, by Nina Talbot
Arriving From Galicia, 2023, oil on linen, 36 x 36 inches

Places in Galicia

Arriving From Galicia

Many times I tried to imagine what my grandmother and other relatives from Galicia saw when entering the New York harbor. My grandmother described being overwhelmed and choked up upon passing the Statue of Liberty from her ship, the U.S.S. Gothland. My grandfather travelled from his Galician shtetl of Suchostaw on the U.S.S. Volturno. Now, whenever I pass through the New York harbor and see the statue, I feel choked up with the knowledge that I wouldn’t exist had it not been for my grandparents’ journey.