A mother's love

Sun, Oct 3rd 2010, 08:00 PM

Guardian National Correspondent

"This is where Bahamian life begins; this is the navel, this is the birthplace,"said Saskia D'Aguilar, director of the D'Aguilar Art Foundation. Before her stood Jackson Burnside's"The Navel String of the Nation,"a warm front yard vista of wooden porches, laundry drying in the sunlight, roosters, potcakes, big trees and small children. Rooted in the center of the scene was a woman, a mother, with a bucket in her hand and a proud look in her eyes. The navel in question burned yellow in the center of her red dress. It expanded in the secure smiles of her children and the complicated order of her yard.
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