Kara Haupt

Her: An Archive


In 2013, my grandmother Barbara Haupt suddenly passed away. In addition to being an amazing person and my hero, Grandma was an incredible watercolor artist. I’m the only artist in the family and my grandfather was insistent I inherit her watercolor supplies.

I photographed all her supplies — hundreds of brushes, tools, and paints — and turned the photos into this piece, an archive of an artist and a woman.

The pieces are sized at 22×30″ and printed on watercolor paper.