When Hernández got back to California, she used acrylic to paint her maternal grandmother holding the photograph. It was a way to stitch her families — and herself — back together.
"When I started thinking about 'hope,' I asked myself, 'What has this time, this pandemic really brought to me?'" she said. "For me, it's been about slowing down and reconnecting. And that's new, because I'm always, like, work, work, work." ___ Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.