200 Years Of Family History Recreated Through Portraits
Artist Christine H McConnell has done the impossible. She has revived 200 years of family history through herself!
She paid tribute to the women in her family with some seriously excellent photoshop skills.
On the left, we see McConnell’s mother, Kathryn who was born in 1957. On the right is McConnell, wearing the same red dress two and a half decades later.
Her mother waited 25 years to gift her daughter the red dress pictured above. She could not think of any better way to pay tribute to her mother than to wear her gift. It didn’t end there, McConnell went back in time through more generations, up to great-great-great-grandmother, Martha, born in 1821.
McConnell drew herself in clothing and hairstyles similar to her relatives. It’s amazing!
“Many of these images had been hanging in the house as long as I’ve been around and I only had a vague understanding of who there were. After sifting through old scrap books and documents my mother had, I began to get a better sense of who they were. The oldest image is of my great-great-great grandmother Martha who was born in Allen, Kentucky in 1821. It’s possible her parents were among the first settlers in that area.”
“I would say my biggest takeaway from this project is how I can see different features of my face in each of the women shown, eyebrows here, a smile there,” she concluded. “It’s shown me how strange genetics are and how lucky I am to be here at all. So many people and so many choices had to come about and even the slightest change would have meant me never existing. I find that fascinating.”
Article: Huffington Post