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One Life To Live is a series of iron screenprints on muslin of the unfinished autobiography written by my Omi, Hildegard Piwak Stern, written in the 1960's. In this context, this story is published as a printed document to be read by a greater audience to commemorate the story of a World War II survivor who lived in occupied Vienna, Austria. Similar to the iron embedded in the fiber, One Life To Live ages with the reader - endlessly, yet slowly, corroding over time.

One Life to Live
Reproduction of original manuscripts (written 1960’s)
Written by Hildegard Piwak Stern (Austrian, 1929-2019)
With selections made by her granddaughter, Maya Stern (b. 1994)

14 Screenprints with Iron on Muslin
20.5 x 26"