Amalia’s Story

Nine illustrations for an artist’s book of my grandmother’s journey from an ethnic German village on the Volga River, to Siberia and back, across the Atlantic to America, across the western plains and then settled on a fruit farm in Lower Michigan.


Volga River Landscape
Volga German Townscape
Siberian Winter
Ocean Crossing
Sod House on the Prairie
Sugar Beet Harvest
Cherry Orchard, Hollywood Road
Vineyard, Hollywood Road
Sunset from Lemon Creek Road