Collaboration, tenderness, and communion are the substance of Porter (Carry), in which youth and old age come together to support and carry one another in various configurations. Each position expresses a form of communication, as the grandson tenderly carries the mass of his grandfather’s body and embraces the sum of the older man’s lived experience. In this series, Anne Billy returns to the theme of her father’s evanescence. She also continues her exploration of embroidery, with spare and restrained needlework bringing to the surface the inner world of her figures.

Though a certain sadness marks this acknowledgement of the end of a life, a great warmth emanates from the artist’s gaze on these subjects so dear to her.