Zipora Katzprowsky- Patchornik, my mother, had to take care of the family citrus orchards since the age of 16. Her father, Samsom Katzprowsky , an inventive agronom, was killed at 1948 by a bomb in Rehovot. He was on his way to buy something to fix the well of water in the orchard.
Her mother, Bessy Pava- Katzprowsky, was almost blind and helpless.
Her older brother was studying in the United States, and there was a younger sister to attend to.
This collage of her hiding from the sun, has a text on the right-hand side, a dictionary piece I altered. I added the “orchard grower” as should be written in the feminine form in Hebrew.
I did this work after an evening at Bet Rishonim [Founder’s Home]; As I entered the room dedicated to our brave founders- I noticed it was covered with many formally framed portraits. I found even men from my generation, but almost no women, not even my brave Mum!