Busha

Carol DeChamplain's avatar Carol DeChamplain

Busha pronounced BOO-shah, is a Polish nick-name for grandmother. (Busia - correct Polish spelling). Busha is an Americanized Polish word for “grandmother”. Busha is painted to replicate the glossy photo discovered by her family. Commonly spelled as busia it is Polish for babka, babcia or babunia. Busha’s name is not certain, but her Polish heritage can be seen in her eyes, hands, and humble posture as she sits cooking. Busha is a 4 ft length x 3 ft high acrylic painting using only black & white paint and an acrylic clear coat to replicate a photograph. Artist: Carol DeChamplain is a West Michigan based artist originally from Detroit. Busha is believed to be the artist’s, great - great grandmother. Little facts are known about Busha, other than she lived in Detroit, Michigan and cooked with a Detroit Jewel stove. Inspired by the old photo found by family, Busha is immortalized with a paint brush.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inch
  • Medium: Acrylic Paints
  • Width: 4 ft. long
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 3 ft. high