My object is a plate that was given to my mother who then bought 5 plates for each of her 5 daughters. The plate is very symbolic to my Ecuadorian culture. The plate shows the largest cathedral in Cuenca (the city in Ecuador where my family is from). The bridge that is in front of the elegant cathedral is called Puente Sentenario. Below the bridge is the River Tomebamba. My mother lives in Spain now and her youngest, me, live in New York. My mother gave this plate to her daughters about 10 years ago, before she left to go to Spain. My mother told her daughters to never forget her and their Ecuadorian culture.The plate reminds me of my childhood in Ecuador my mother and my sisters and our true culture. My mother and my family will stay in my heart forever, even though they are on 2 different continents.
– Norma Parraga