Like a bird focusing on a shiny object, I was at first attracted to the brightly colored cover of The Milk Lady Of Bangalore. My eyes skimmed over the cow and focused on the flowers. As a sometimes meat eater, I’ve developed the skill of never looking animals in the eye, or I can’t eat them again. This happened when my husband and I took the kiddos to the petting zoo at Poplar Grove Plantation in Wilmington, NC. Continue reading The Milk Lady Of Bangalore Is About More Than Cows…But There Are Definitely Cows
I recall seeing this interesting picture several years ago. The location escapes me, but the painting’s subjects, two elegantly dressed, attractive women remained with me. It is unusual to see historical paintings of people of color outside the role of servant. And when I saw the pretty be-turbaned woman holding a basket of fruit, I wondered who she was in the context of the painting.